Friday, May 8, 2009

Warnings on Testosterone Gel

The FDA is requiring warnings to go on two prescription testosterone gels. AndroGel and Testim are testosterone creams that are used for men who have low levels of testosterone. Eight children (ages 9 months to 5 years) have been inadvertently exposed to the gel by skin-to-skin contact with the people using the product.

Testosterone causes early puberty in children and to minimize the risk the FDA is recommending:
  • Users wash their hands after applying
  • Cover the application area with clothing after the gel has dried
  • Wash the area immediately when skin-to-skin contact is expected


Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

Hirsutism in women has also been reported from transfer of gel from their male partners,even hours after it had been applied.

Pregnant women should be especially careful, in my opinion, if their partners use testosterone gels.

Thanks for the info - I'm glad to see it's getting the attention it deserves from the FDA.

jenny said...
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K said...

Wasn't there an episode of House about this? Some dad was using it to get it on with his new younger ladyfriend (a teacher of one of his kid's) and it inadvertently got to his kids, causing his daughter to start getting her period at 8 or so and the also-young son to start getting violent.

It was that or some other kind of I'm-trying-to-get-hard-more cream for dudes.

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