Androfil Capsule

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Androfil Capsule Information

Androfil Capsule is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. Male Hypogonadism are some of its major therapeutic uses. Androfil Capsule also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Androfil Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Androfil Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Androfil Capsule normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Androfil Capsule has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Androfil Capsule has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Androfil Capsule related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III must refrain from the use of Androfil Capsule since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Androfil Capsule contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Androfil Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Androfil Capsule is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Androfil Capsule Benefits & Uses

Androfil Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Androfil Capsule Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Androfil Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Androfil Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Androfil should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Androfil Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Androfil should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Androfil Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Androfil can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Androfil Capsule on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Androfil. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Androfil Capsule on the Heart?


    The heart can be affected by Androfil. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

    Moderate


Androfil Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Androfil Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Androfil Capsule

  • Is this Androfil Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    Androfil Capsule is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Androfil Capsule since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Androfil Capsule is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Androfil Capsule in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Androfil Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Androfil Capsule


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Androfil Capsule with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Androfil Capsule


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Androfil Capsule and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Androfil Capsule

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Androfil cause infertility?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Androfil does not cause infertility at prescribed doses. However, if Androfil is used in more than the recommended doses than it can suppress the formation of sperms by inhibition of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which is released from the pituitary gland that can lead to a deficiency of sperms in semen (oligospermia). However, this effect is reversible and fertility is restored after discontinuation of Androfil.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Androfil on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Androfil should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Androfil with aspirin?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Androfil can be taken with aspirin. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Androfil along with aspirin if it does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Androfil helpful in erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Androfil is helpful in erectile dysfunction (ED). It is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction alone or in combination with other medicines. It works by restoring the normal levels of testosterone in the body whose deficiency might be responsible for causing erectile dysfunction.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Androfil?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Usually, Androfil is given for 2 - 4 weeks which may vary from case to case basis depending on the age, gender, and diagnosis of the patient. You are advised take it as per your doctor's advice. Do not take it longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 298-300

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1187-1190

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depo® Testosterone



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