When applied to clean, dry skin, the patches will remain in place during normal activities, including contact with water such as showering or swimming. Strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration may loosen the patches or cause them to fall off. If a patch falls off before noon, replace it with a fresh patch directly on the same site. If it falls off later in the day, do not replace it until the nighttime application (when a new site should be chosen). If a patch becomes loose, smooth it down again by rubbing over the edges of the patch. If you are not sure what to do after the patch falls off, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about testosterone transdermal patch. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using testosterone transdermal patch.
The testing that was done of these testosterone patches was on almost 80 women aged 30 to 60 who had all had a hysterectomy. Over a six month period, some of the women wore low dose hormone patches and others wore what is known in the scientific world as a “placebo” which is an inactive patch. None of the women knew whether their patch was active or not, which is the main point. The women who received the active patch with the hormone being delivered reported a quote significant increase in their sex drive and also reported that their arousal and sexual satisfaction was doubled.