AndroGel Drug Interactions

If certain medications, such as insulin or corticosteroids, are taken with AndroGel, drug interactions may occur. Some of these interactions can increase your risk of potentially dangerous side effects, such as low blood sugar levels, fluid retention, dangerous bleeding, or liver damage. To avoid complications, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any possible drug interaction that may apply to you.

AndroGel Drug Interactions: An Overview

AndroGel® (testosterone gel) can potentially interact with a number of other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with AndroGel include:
 
  • Insulin
  • Corticosteroids, including but not limited to:
 
    • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
    • Cortisone
    • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
    • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
    • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
    • Prednisolone (Orapred®, Pediapred®)
    • Prednisone
    • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®, Aristospan®)
 

More Information on Interactions With AndroGel

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when AndroGel is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Insulin
AndroGel can decrease blood sugar levels. Therefore, if you take insulin, you should monitor your blood sugar levels more closely when starting or stopping AndroGel (or even when adjusting your dose). You may need to adjust your insulin dose. Check with your healthcare provider for more specific instructions for your particular situation.
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AndroGel Medication Information

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