testosterone - transdermal, Androderm (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using testosterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: male breast cancer, prostate cancer.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver problems, prostate problems (e.g., enlarged prostate or BPH), heart problems, kidney problems, diabetes, high cholesterol level, difficulty breathing during sleep (apnea), high blood pressure, bone cancer.If you are going to have an MRI test, tell testing personnel that you are using this patch. Some patches may contain metals that can cause serious burns during an MRI. Ask your doctor whether you will need to remove your patch before the test and apply a new patch afterward, and how to do so properly.Extreme caution is advised if using this drug in children because it might stunt the growth of the child. Monitor the child's growth rate carefully.Elderly men may be at greater risk for developing an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer while using this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used by women (see Side Effects section for a list of effects that may occur if a woman is exposed to testosterone.) Also, testosterone can cause harm to an unborn or breast-feeding baby.
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