Charlotte, NC - A host of medicines probably come to mind when you think of treating erectile dysfunction. You've seen the commercials! But physicians are now prescribing testosterone to treat that condition and others. For many patients, cremes and patches are the way to go. Pharmacist, Amy Kern says, “Because it is available in a creme form, sometimes we forget that it is a drug."
While topical testosterone can be convenient for patients, Kern says, it can be dangerous to others. "I had a husband who would apply the creme everyday and before he went to work, he'd give his wife a hug and low and behold her testosterone levels went up, not realizing he didn't let the creme completely dry."
That's why many pharmacists counsel patients before handing over the cremes or patches. Kern says, at Walkers Pharmacy, “we do do a lot of cremes, but we also compound it into a lozenge form, so they will just let the lozenge dissolve."
Bottom line, when you're dealing with something as potent as testosterone, a little extra care can go a long way.