ANDRODERM (testosterone transdermal
Androderm is a transdermal
patch, designed to release testosterone
over a 24-hour period, in a natural pattern
resembling that of a healthy young man.
This product is being used primarily by
older men who have reached an age in which
there body no longer produces sufficient
amounts of testosterone ("Andropause").
Each patch contains 12.2 or 24.3 gm of
testosterone USP (17ß-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one)
dissolved in an alcohol-based gel, but
according to the paperwork only about
2.5-5 mg is dispersed in each 24-hour
application, depending on which patch
you use. Two patches are most commonly
used, and are applied to the abdomen,
back, thigh, or upper arm. Athletes would
no doubt find this dosage insufficient,
and will likely avoid this product all
together. Quite a number of patches would
have to be used for a strong effect, making
it much easier to use an injectable testosterone
Application of the
androderm patch is quite simple:
1. Open the pouch. Open the foil patch
pouch by tearing along the edge and
take out the patch.
2. Remove protective liner and silver
disc from the patch. Grasp the tabs
on the patch and on the protective plastic
liner. Pull the 2 tabs apart to separate
the liner and silver disc from the patch.
This will expose the adhesive and reservoir
area. Discard the clear plastic liner
and silver disc.
3. Apply the patch to an appropriate
place. Place the patch's sticky side
down and press firmly around the edges
to attach to skin. Make sure it sticks
firmly and is in full contact with the
skin for proper absorption of testosterone
from the reservoir.
1. Apply the patch to a different place
every day. Choose application sites
from the areas marked in purple. DO
NOT apply to unmarked areas. Remember,
the patch should not be applied to the
same place more than once a week.
2. To help prevent skin irritation,
change application sites regularly.
When you remove a patch, do not put
another patch back on the same spot
for at least a week. If you experience
mild skin irritation, it may be relieved
with over-the-counter topical hydrocortisone
cream, which your pharmacist can recommend.
Apply a small amount of 0.1% triamcinolone
acetonide cream (Rx) to the skin under
the central drug reservoir of the Androderm
system, which can reduce skin irritation.
This does not significantly alter transdermal
absorption of testosterone from the
system. Ointment formulations of triamcinolone
should not be used.
information courtesy of www.androderm.com
Androderm 12.2 & 24.3 mg
|Watson Pharma Inc.
||12.2 mg (2.5/day)
||24.3 mg (5.0/day)
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