Androderm is an extended release transdermal patch used to provide testosterone. It is typically prescribed to individuals who do not produce sufficient amounts of the hormone naturally. It requires a prescription from a doctor.
Androderm is a medicine used in the treatment of patients deficient in testosterone. This is because patients may, for several reasons, have low testosterone levels - either due to genetic or environmental factors. Androderm is a dermal, or topical, version of testosterone administered through the skin. The medicine should not be administered to women.
Testosterone is an essential bodily hormone - responsible for growth and repair of the body's cells, as well as for adequate hair growth. However, as a hormone, Androderm has numerous significant side effects.
Common side effects associated with Androderm include irritation and burning where the drug is applied, prolonged erections, diarrhea, headache, mood swings, and vivid dreams. Some patients may also experience high blood pressure.