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Review: could Androgel cause Personality change?

Summary: Personality change could be caused by Androgel, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Viagra, and have Blood testosterone decreased.

We study 4,082 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change and more.

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Androgel

Androgel (latest outcomes from 4,397 users) has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone.

Personality change

Personality change (latest reports from 21,588 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 9 people (0.22%) have Personality Change. They amount to 0.04% of all the 21,559 people who have Personality Change on eHealthMe.

Trend of Personality change in Androgel reports

Time on Androgel when people have Personality change * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Personality change20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Personality change when taking Androgel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Personality change0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%8.33%16.67%25.00%33.33%

Severity of Personality change when taking Androgel ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Personality change ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood testosterone decreased (9 people, 100.00%)
  2. Erectile dysfunction (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Anxiety (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Viagra (2 people, 22.22%)
  2. Zoloft (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Cymbalta (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Neurontin (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Truvada (1 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • These don't appear to be typical acne lesions that you think would be associated with increase testosterone levels. They manifest as deep, painful nodes that take several days to erupt on the skin surface. They rarely form a pustule or express anything other than a clear serous fluid,take 10 days to two weeks to heal and almost always leave a reddish scar. In the lower back area, they have formed in clusters on both the right and left hand "love handle" areas. On the torso area they have formed on the mid abdominal area, around the right pectoral area, and on each lateral rib area, sometimes in an evenly spaced linear pattern. I've looked up information on shingles and Kaposi's as well as other types of skin lesions and nothing really seems to match the pattern. Just wondering if anyone else taking Androgel and/or Clomid had experienced similar skin issues?

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