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Medications

Androderm Transdermal System 2 mg/day

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • hormonal disorder
  • decreased appetite

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Avoid placing the patch near the scrotum.

Remove the patch after 24 hours.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.

This patch should not be cut.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Remove old patch before applying new one. Change the location of the new patch.

Do not use if the pouch containing the medicine is torn or damaged.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about locations on your body where this patch can be used.

Remove the plastic liner that protects the sticky side of the patch before applying to the skin.

Apply the patch to a clean, dry, hairless area.

Press the patch firmly for a few seconds to make sure it stays in place.

If the patch does not stick, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not cover the patch with bandage or tape unless instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

After removing the patch, fold it together and discard it out of reach of children and pets.

Please ask your doctor or pharmacist how you can safely dispose of used patches.

Put the patch on a different area each time. Wait at least one week before using the same location again.

If your patch falls off or you missed a dose, and it is less than 12 hours until your next dose, wait and apply the new patch at your next usual time.

You can bathe, swim or shower while wearing the patch.

Do not shower, bathe, or swim for at least 3 hours after applying the medicine.

Avoid touching other people around the area of the patch.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

This medicine is not approved for use in children younger than 18.

Some brands contain soy. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to soy products.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine may increase the risk of some types of cancer. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.

This medicine is not safe for women or children. Wash the area where you applied this medication thoroughly before you have skin to skin contact with another person. Keep clothing that has touched the medicine away from women, children, and pets until they can be washed in warm water.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Women who are pregnant or in their childbearing years should not touch or handle this medicine. This medicine can be absorbed through the woman's skin and harm the unborn baby.

This medicine must not be used by women. Pregnant women must avoid touching the area where a man has applied the medicine.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

Patch should be removed before having an MRI scan to avoid serious burns.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Call your doctor if you have a skin reaction that does not improve within 2 days of removing the patch.

If you have painful erection or an erection for more than 4 hours, seek medical care right away.

You may need to increase the dose gradually to reduce the risk of side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • acne
  • back pain
  • loss of balance
  • dizziness
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied
  • reduced sperm count in semen

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • breast pain or swelling
  • breathing interruption during sleep
  • chest pain
  • depression or feeling sad
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
  • mood changes
  • shortness of breath
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • increased urinary frequency
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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