Androderm® is a patch you stick onto your skin, where it stays
for 24 hours while you’re getting on with things in your life.
At the end of that 24-hour period, you remove the used patch
and apply a new one. You’re OK to swim or shower with the
patch; just wait 3 hours after applying it to do so. In fact, you
can maintain most of your normal activities, including sexual
activity, while wearing the patch.
Androderm® is put on once daily in the evening. Some men
apply it near bedtime—in the clinical trial, men put it on
around 10 pm. By putting the patch on at night, you get
the most testosterone in the early morning and less at night.
You don’t have to cover it—the testosterone in the patch is
already covered with a lining.
There are 4 different areas where the Androderm® patch
can be applied: the back, abdomen, upper arms, and thighs.
Each day you’re going to use a different spot than the
previous day. Try not to reuse a site for at least 7 days.
However, sometimes the area where you had your
Androderm® patch may get red after the patch is removed.
If the redness doesn’t clear up, talk to your healthcare
provider. He or she may suggest using an over-the-counter
Apply Androderm® patches
to the areas in purple only.
Before applying Androderm®, make sure that the area you’re
applying it to is clean, dry, and has no broken skin.
If the liner is hard to pull off, or if you see any glue or adhesive
sticking to the liner, do not use the patch. Instead, throw it away
and use a new one.
Make sure to avoid areas that are oily, perspire heavily, or are covered
with hair, since Androderm® may not stick well to these areas. Do not
apply Androderm® to your scrotum, buttocks, or over a bony area.
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Use Androderm® exactly as your physician tells you. Do not change
the dose without discussing it with your healthcare provider.
If your Androderm® patch becomes loose, smooth it down again
by rubbing your finger firmly around the edges. Do not tape
Androderm® patches to your skin. Sometimes, a patch may fall
off, and in that case, the time of day it happens matters.
Before noon: Put on a new one and
wear it until you put on a new patch
at your regular time that evening.
After noon: Do not put on a new one;
rather, wait and apply a new patch at
your regular time that evening.
Do not use an Androderm® patch if the pouch seal is broken or
the patch is cut, damaged, or changed in any way. Throw it away
and use a new one.
Androderm® and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan:
Patches that have aluminum in them can cause skin burns at
the patch site during an MRI scan. Because Androderm® contains
aluminum, you should take off your Androderm® patch before
you have an MRI. Follow the guide above for applying another
patch after your MRI.
ANDRODERM® is a prescription treatment used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to primary hypogonadism or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
It is not known if ANDRODERM® is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years old. Improper use of ANDRODERM® may affect bone growth in children.
Do not use ANDRODERM® if you:
Before you use ANDRODERM®, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Using ANDRODERM® with other medicines can affect each other. Especially, tell your healthcare provider if you take:
ANDRODERM® can cause serious side effects including:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the serious side effects listed above.
The most common side effects of ANDRODERM® include:
Other side effects include more erections than are normal for you or erections that last a long time.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.These are not all the possible side effects of ANDRODERM®.
Please see full Prescribing Information.
Models are for illustrative purposes only.