Are there any risks in taking AndroGel?

AndroGel, a prescription testosterone gel, poses some risks for its users. It can:
  • Aggravate existing sleep apnea or enlarged prostate symptoms
  • Raise the risk of prostate cancer
  • Cause water and sodium retention, which can cause severe problems for people with liver, kidney or heart disease
  • Cause serious liver disorders, blood clots and heart failure
  • Cause swollen feet, ankles or other body parts
  • Cause blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Increase male breast size with long term use
  • Reduce sperm counts with large doses
AndroGel can also harm women and children who come into contact with the gel or with a man's skin where it has been applied.

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