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Review: could Androgel cause Red blood cell count increased?

Summary: Red blood cell count increased 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 Oxycontin, and have Blood testosterone decreased.

We study 4,105 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Red blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Red blood cell count increased and more.

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Androgel

Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from 4,424 Androgel users)

Red blood cell count increased

Red blood cell count increased has been reported by people with schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 813 Red blood cell count increased patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 4,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 10 people (0.24%) have Red Blood Cell Count Increased.

Trend of Red blood cell count increased in Androgel reports

Time on Androgel when people have Red blood cell count increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Red blood cell count increased0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Red blood cell count increased when taking Androgel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red blood cell count increased0.00%0.00%0.00%21.43%0.00%0.00%35.71%42.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood testosterone decreased (10 people, 100.00%)
  2. Intervertebral disc degeneration (6 people, 60.00%)
  3. Iron overload (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Hypogonadism (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Cardiac failure congestive (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (6 people, 60.00%)
  2. Neurontin (6 people, 60.00%)
  3. Dim (4 people, 40.00%)
  4. Zinc sulfate (4 people, 40.00%)
  5. Desferal (1 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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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  • Swollen prostate, erectile dysfunction and testosterone/hcg use (2 answers)
    I'm a 34 year old male from southern Arizona. I'm a career firefighter/paramedic, active father of two and husband. I started taking testosterone IM and HCG about 5 months ago and ever since than I have been experiencing very bothersome side effects in relation to my ED and my swollen prostate. Has anyone had similar experiences with these meds? If so can you please give me some info, thank you much.

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