AndroGel Side Effects
Some side effects with AndroGel, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Hostility or rage
- Prostate cancer
- Any nausea or vomiting
- Changes in skin color
- Sleep apnea
- Ankle swelling
- Breathing problems
- Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.
Less Common Side Effects With AndroGel
Rare AndroGel side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are caused by AndroGel or something else.
These less common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Memory loss (amnesia)
- Discolored hair
- Increased body or facial hair
- Flushing or hot flashes.
You may experience some or none of the AndroGel side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug, or if something "just does not seem right." Even if the side effect is not caused by AndroGel, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.