The effects of an AndroGel (testosterone gel) overdose will vary, based on how the medication was taken, whether it was taken with any other substances, and how much of the medication was used. An overdose is likely to cause any of the usual side effects. If you take too much AndroGel, treatment will most likely involve supportive care.
Can You Take Too Much AndroGel?AndroGel® (testosterone gel) is a prescription hormone replacement medication for men. As with any medication, it is possible to take too much. The specific effects of an AndroGel overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the AndroGel dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Effects of an AndroGel OverdoseThe effects of an overdose with AndroGel will be more significant if it is applied to the skin (as it is intended to be used). Ingesting it by mouth is expected to produce less of an effect. The liver extensively metabolizes testosterone before it reaches the bloodstream if testosterone is taken by mouth.
There has been one report of a serious effect (a stroke) possibly due to a massive testosterone overdose. However, in this case, the overdose was taken by injection. It is not known if the same problem could occur from an AndroGel overdose.
Of course, an overdose with this medicine is likely to cause any of the usual AndroGel side effects.
Treating an AndroGel OverdoseTreatment for this type of overdose will likely involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result. You may also be advised to stop using the medication (at least temporarily). If an overdose of AndroGel occurred due to skin application, thorough washing of the skin may help.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on AndroGel.