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Who should take Androderm?

Androderm is intended for men with levels of the male hormone testosterone below normal. Reasons for low testosterone include:
  • removal of or damage to your testicles.
  • Klinefelter's syndrome, a genetic disease where you have an extra X chromosome. Klinefelter's syndrome causes infertility due to low testosterone levels.
  • damage by chemicals such as anti-cancer drugs, certain metals or alcohol.
  • disease or damage to your pituitary gland. Your pituitary gland beneath your brain makes chemicals called gonadotropins, which signal your testicles to make and release testosterone.
  • disease or damage to your brain, specifically an area called the hypothalamus. Your hypothalamus makes chemicals that cause gonadotropins to be released.

Your doctor will take blood tests to measure the levels of testosterone and gonadotropins in your blood to decide if you should take Androderm.

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