AndroGel is a prescription medicine that contains testosterone that is used to treat adult males who have low, or no testosterone.
Testosterone is a hormone that is usually produced by the body that is needed for the growth and functioning of the male sexual organs and for the development of typical male characteristics. AndroGel works by supplying testosterone to replace the testosterone that is normally produced in the body.
AndroGel comes as a gel to apply to the skin. It is usually applied once a day. It is best to apply AndroGel in the morning.
Some common side effects of AndroGel include acne, skin irritation where AndroGel is applied, increased cholesterol levels, increased red blood cell count and increased liver function tests.