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