AndroGel 1.62%, a controlled substance (CIII), is a daily testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that can help bring your testosterone levels back to normal with daily use. It is used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to certain medical conditions. It is not known if AndroGel 1.62% is safe or effective to treat men who have low testosterone due to aging.
In a clinical study of 274 men who had low testosterone, some used AndroGel 1.62% and some used placebo. Of the men who used AndroGel 1.62% once daily for 16 weeks, 82% had their testosterone levels returned to normal compared to 37% of those who used placebo.
AndroGel 1.62% is the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy (as of April 2015). The testosterone in AndroGel 1.62% is the same as the testosterone that your body makes naturally.
AndroGel 1.62% can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where the AndroGel 1.62% was applied. Signs of puberty that are not expected have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through skin-to-skin contact with men using topical testosterone products like AndroGel 1.62%. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where AndroGel 1.62% has been applied. Patients must strictly follow the recommended instructions for use.
AndroGel 1.62% is a clear, odorless, and concentrated quick-drying gel. And it offers you packaging options in the form of a metered-dose pump or packets, so you and your doctor can choose what works best for you. AndroGel 1.62% is available on most insurance plans. Contact your insurance plan to get more details about your coverage.
Do not use AndroGel 1.62% if you have breast cancer or have or might have prostate cancer. AndroGel 1.62% is not meant for use in women and must not be used in women who are or may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. AndroGel 1.62% may harm the unborn or breast-feeding baby. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should avoid contact with the area of skin where AndroGel 1.62% has been applied.
AndroGel® (testosterone gel) 1% and 1.62% are controlled substances, available by prescription, used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to certain medical conditions. It is not known if AndroGel is safe or effective to treat men who have low testosterone due to aging. It is not known if AndroGel is safe or effective in children younger than 18 years old. Testosterone products that are applied to the skin may have different doses, strengths, or application instructions that may lead to different levels of testosterone in your body.
If you cannot afford your medication, contact www.pparx.org for assistance.
References: 1. AndroGel 1.62% [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc. 2. AndroGel 1% [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.