Users' questions

What are some side effects of andro?

What are some side effects of andro?

Common side effects (in men or women) may include:

  • breast swelling;
  • acne, increased facial or body hair growth, male-pattern baldness;
  • increased or decreased interest in sex;
  • headache, anxiety, depressed mood;
  • increased blood pressure;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • abnormal liver function tests;

Why is androstenedione banned?

On April 11, 2004, the United States Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. Androstenedione is currently banned by the U.S. military.

Is androstenedione and anabolic steroid?

Androstenedione is an anabolic androgenic steroid used to increase blood testosterone levels for the purposes of increasing strength, lean body mass and sexual performance.

What does a high level of androstenedione mean?

An elevated level of androstenedione indicates increased adrenal, ovarian or testicular production. Small fluctuations in concentration are usually normal. An increased level may indicate an adrenal tumor, adrenal cancer, adrenal hyperplasia, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).

How do I lower my androstenedione level?

One study found that almonds decreased levels of androgens in PCOS patients. 31 Another study found that drinking spearmint herbal tea for 30 days led to a significant decline of testosterone levels. 32 Eating nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy weight are also thought to help minimize PCOS symptoms.

What should I do when I stop taking AndroGel?

Although the testosterone will still be in your system, it will be a small amount easy to transition off of. Stop taking Androgel completely. If necessary, start taking another type of testosterone supplement prescribed by your doctor. Report any side effects to your doctor.

When to start the withdrawal process from AndroGel?

During the days you are not taking Androgel, you may suffer mood swings, panic, nausea and sweating. These symptoms are a normal part of the withdrawal process. Limit your Androgel dose to once a week. You should start this process after several weeks.

What happens when you take AndroGel off your shoulders?

Instead of applying Androgel to your shoulders every day, only apply it every other day. During the days you are not taking Androgel, you may suffer mood swings, panic, nausea and sweating. These symptoms are a normal part of the withdrawal process.

What causes the half life of AndroGel to increase?

An increase in exogenous androgens may result in an increased half-life. Hypothyroidism: Conditions like hypothyroidism can impair absorption of AndroGel. Individuals with hypothyroidism experience a build-up of mucin (a glue-like substance) that causes the skin to increase in thickness.