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AndroGel and other testosterone gels can light your fire—literally

(Consumer Reports) 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."
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