Andriol Side Effects: what are the Risk Facors?

25 Jun

What is Andriol?

Testosterone belongs to the class of hormones called androgens (male hormones). When testosterone production is low, Andriol works by replacing the testosterone that would normally be produced by the body.

What is Andriol used for?

When a testosterone deficiency has been confirmed, Andriol is an effective treatment when taken properly. It is also used for testosterone therapy for female to male transsexuals. It helps transsexuals lose their female characteristics, grow facial hair, and deepen their voice. For bodybuilders, it helps to promote muscle mass and increase energy.

What is the proper dose for Andriol?

The dose of Andriol is adjusted according to reason the person is taking it, as well as their response to it. Other factors affecting the dose are as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. Because effective doses are based on a variety of factors, they can range for maintenance doses of 40 mg a day to as high as 240 mg in some cases.

What are Andriol’s side effects?

They include:

• abdominal pain
• acne
• aggressive behavior
• changes in sexual desire or drive
• dizziness
• enlarged prostate
• hair loss, thinning hair, or baldness
• headache
• mood changes
• skin rash or itching
• sleep disturbances caused by breathing problems (sleep apnea)
• sore throat and/or fever
• unpleasant breath odor
• weight gain

More serious side effects are:

• black, tarry, or light-colored stools, or dark urine
• breast soreness or enlargement
• depression
• flushing or redness of skin or any changes in skin color
• high blood pressure
• problems with urination (change in frequency or color, dribbling, pain or straining when urinating, weak urine stream, small urine amounts)
• prolonged (more than 4 hours) or painful erections, or erections that happen too often
• purple or red-colored spots on the body or inside the mouth or nose
• swelling of ankles and legs (for people with heart, liver, or kidney problems)
• symptoms of liver problems, such as:
o abdominal pain
o dark urine
o loss of appetite
o nausea or vomiting
o pale stools
o yellow eyes or skin
• unusual fatigue or bleeding
• shortness of breath
• symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as:
o difficulty breathing
o hives
o rash
o swollen face or throat
• Reduced Testes Size
• Male Breast Development
• Deepening of the Voice
• Enlarged Clitoris
• Abnormal Menstrual Cycle

What causes Andriol side effects?

In most cases, these side effects are caused by overuse of the drug, either by taking it to frequently or by consuming too high a dose. As stated earlier, effective doses are based on a variety of factors. Additionally, other factors influence the possibility of side effects.

The likelihood of side effects are higher for those with the following risk factors:

• People who are allergic to testosterone
• Pregnant or breast-feeding females
• Have, or had, prostate or breast cancer
• Have or had heart disease
• Are Diabetic
• People with Sleep Apena
• Men with low Sperm counts
• Children under 18 years of age
• Adults over 65
• Those who take the following medications:
o Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
o Corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone)
o Cyclosporine
o Diabetes medications (e.g., insulin)
o Propranolol
o Warfarin

People with any of the above risk factors should exercise caution when taking Andriol and only do so under the supervision of a medical professional, while undergoing frequent testing.

Andriol is an effective and safe steroid when used properly. To achieve the maximum benefit, simply make sure you are also aware of the associated risks.