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Testosterone drugs such as Androgel 1.62% and Axiron increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events in men who take the drugs. Children accidentally exposed to testosterone can experience early puberty, and women who touch the stuff can experience acne and the growth of body hair. Need another reason to steer clear of the drugs? Consider this: The gels are flammable.
You read that right. We found this warning in the medication guide's fine print: "Testosterone gel is flammable until dry. Let the gel dry before smoking or going near an open flame."
Here are some other unexpected and disturbing warnings we culled from the package inserts:
For more on what to consider before considering testosterone drugs, read "Low-T: Don't fall for the hype." And see our advice on how to restore your love life without resorting to drugs.
Testosterone Gel Medication Guide [FDA]
AndroGel Medication Guide [FDA]
Axiron Medication Guide [FDA]