Adrostenediol, Androstenedione (transdermal, oral, injection),a hormone that is similar to and a precursor of testosterone, which is used to treat hormone deficiency or imbalance in men and women.
Use: It is used to treat hormone deficiency or imbalance in men and women. It may be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the patient’s physician.
Side Effects: Side effects of this hormone supplement are usually related to the dose used and can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, depression, acne, chronic priapism, changes in libido, hirsutism, clitoral enlargement, voice changes, and electrolyte retention. If you experiences one or more of the above symptoms, reducing the amount used will usually relieve the problem. When applied to the skin you may experience itching, discomfort, or irritation. These effects usually go away during treatment, but if they continue or are bothersome, patients should check with their physician or pharmacist.
Precautions: If patients notice other effects not listed above, they should contact their physician or pharmacist. If patients have Diabetes Mellitus and use insulin, this medicine may effect blood sugar and insulin requirements. Patients should check blood glucose levels closely and ask their physician before adjusting the dose of their insulin.
Directions: This may be administered as a transdermal cream that is applied to the skin, an oral capsule or liquid, implanted pellets, a sublingual drop or lozenge, or an injection. If using a cream, apply to different locations each time. Avoid intimate contact for an hour after applying. Oral doses may cause stomach upset. Taking with food may help.
Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Do not exceed the dosage prescribed.