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In the mornings I've been taking Androgel for primary hypogonadism with 10 mg of Focalin and going to lift weights/ride a bike/ or run at the gym here. I notice a lot of shortness of breath with those two meds and exercise. Is this common? What can I do to help this? I suppose I could try to wait until afterwards to take them, but I don't know as I'm supposed to take both in the morning, techincally. The Focalin is 10-40 mg spread throughout the day as needed in tablets, but the Androgel says 2 pump actuations equalling 40.5 g in the morning.

Is it fine to wait on the Androgel or is it maybe better to just take either the Focalin tablets/Androgel before or after the exercise? I don't know how those would maybe interact with me doing exercise, but I suppose I could try just a different time to exercise altogether. Is this common with these medicines to notice increased hypertension with exercise and even mild chest pain/windedness? I don't really know what's going on here.

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replied February 9th, 2019
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A64807
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These side effects are not common with these medicines. Consult your healthcare provider to evaluate you.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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