Review: could Androgel cause Personality change?
Summary: Personality change is found among people who take Androgel, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Viagra, and have Blood testosterone decreased.
We study 4,108 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 has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from 4,426 Androgel users)
Personality change has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 4,820 Personality change patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 4,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 9 people (0.22%) have Personality Change.
Time on Androgel when people have Personality change * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Personality change||20.00%||60.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Personality change when taking Androgel * :
|Personality change||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||8.33%||16.67%||25.00%||33.33% |
Severity of Personality change when taking Androgel ** :
How people recovered from Personality change ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood testosterone decreased (9 people, 100.00%)
- Erectile dysfunction (2 people, 22.22%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 22.22%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 22.22%)
- Anxiety (1 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Viagra (2 people, 22.22%)
- Zoloft (2 people, 22.22%)
- Cymbalta (2 people, 22.22%)
- Neurontin (1 people, 11.11%)
- Truvada (1 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Other than testosterone treatments, what other prescriptions or natural items can be used to help increase sexual desire?
I am a male in my 30s and have had a low sexual interest level for years. It's been difficult to deal with knowing that It's a part of life that for some reason doesn't seem to ever be a prioritized thought or desire. Although I know love and attraction, taking it to the sexual level almost seems forbidden. I'm not afraid of sex and enjoy it when in action, but never proactively seek to engage. Are there any other treatments than testosterone or viagra that would increase dopamine or adrenaline? I feel I need to be hyper or energized yo be driven to seeking sexual activity. I eat well and exercise, but am having a difficult time finding any lasting remedy. I've had testosterone pellets, and the first treatment lasted about 1.5 weeks and was not effective for the next 2.5. I've had about 20 shots with only two being noticeably effective, and androgel and testim didn't really seem to be all that effective either. Viagra doesn't always work either.
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E-fib or irregular heart beat, more noticeable at night. Have been on hormone replacement since 1995. Started on the patch that caused irritations then switch to 1% Androgel packets. Used 1/2 a packet per day for years, then libido dropped and started using full packet. Everything going good until I started using 25mgs of zinc some months later I started having heart palpitations.
Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
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- What is the effect of taking testosterone while having sciliosis?
For transgenders, do you know what is the effect of taking testosterone while having scoliosis?
For specialist of endocrine/orthopedic/basta specialists:
(gender therapists)- what effects are you expecting when your patient is taking testosterone while having scoliosis? Will you let them still to take hrt just to achieve what they need and want?
- Do you have issues snoring from testosterone
I was in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, had a TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, 2005.JULY 28THlevels were extremely low. my V.A. doctor put me on testesterone 2011 BREAST CANCER, AUG 11TH 2012 HIT AND RUN ON MY MOTORCYCLE. DUE TO all the pain meds chemo, etcetera. MY testosterone. At first it was the best thing that had happened to me since I woke up in the hospital now I snore like a drunk Marined. and the culprit is the testosterone. I need to save my marriage and do something aboot this. any ideas what I can do
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