Testosterone Patch Side Effects

Common Side Effects

The testosterone patch has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred were carefully documented.
In these studies, the most common testosterone patch side effects included:
  • Itching at the patch site -- in up to 37 percent of people
  • Blisters at the patch site, including burn-like blisters -- up to 12 percent
  • Skin redness -- up to 7 percent
  • Prostate problems, which could cause frequent or difficult urination -- up to 5 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 4 percent
  • Inflammation at the patch site -- up to 4 percent
  • Burning at the patch site -- up to 3 percent
  • Skin hardness at the patch site -- up to 3 percent
  • Depression -- up to 3 percent
  • Rash -- up to 2 percent.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using the testosterone patch or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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