Hypertension as a complication of topical testosterone therapy.

  title={Hypertension as a complication of topical testosterone therapy.},
  author={J F Tangredi and Iain L O Buxton},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={35 10},
OBJECTIVE To report a patent developing hypertension following the use of testosterone gel. CASE SUMMARY A 65-year-old white man who was placed on topical testosterone therapy to increase libido developed hypertension and increased hematocrit simultaneously. After discontinuation of the testosterone, the hematocrit returned to mid-normal reference range and blood pressure returned to normal; he had been normotensive prior to topical testosterone use. DISCUSSION The popularity of hormone… CONTINUE READING