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Doctors Still Don't Fully Understand Risks of Taking AndroGel

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Physicians do not have sufficient information from clinical trials to understand the risks associated with the use of testosterone medications, like AndroGel, in older men, according to a Comment in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, written by Professor Stephanie Page, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, United States.

"Testosterone is a billion dollar industry, probably fuelled partly by direct to consumer advertising and some degree of overprescription," Professor Page adds. "Physicians need to discuss with their patients that we simply do not fully understand the risks associated with testosterone use in older men, and use conservative treatment guidelines – such as those provided by the Endocrine Society – to guide therapeutic decisions."*

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