Compare Androderm vs. Delatestryl
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
The testosterone patch is a topical form of hormone replacement that doesn't affect people you come in contact with, but it can cause skin irritation so you have to rotate its position every night.
This testosterone injection only has to be given once or twice a month and you can do it at home, but someone has to help you inject.
- The testosterone patch doesn't have to be removed when you're having sex or if you're showering or bathing.
- The testosterone patch prevents other people around you from coming in contact with testosterone, unlike other topical forms such as gels.
- The testosterone patch only has to be placed once each night.
- A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men and delayed puberty in boys.
- Available in generic.
- Only has to be given once every 2 to 4 weeks.
- The shot can be done at home.
- Not available in generic.
- You have to be careful to rotate the testosterone patch to a different part of your body each night.
- Can cause skin irritation.
- Has to be removed before you have an MRI.
- The patch can become loose if you do heavy exercise or sweat a lot.
- Only available as a shot.
- Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
- Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
- Low testosterone
- Low testosterone
- Delayed puberty
- Metastatic breast cancer
- Any appication site reaction28%
- Application site pruritus17%
- Application site vesicles6%
- Back pain6%
- Application site erythema3%
- Application site exfoliation3%
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease3%
- Breast tissue changes
- Changes in sex drive
- Inability to urinate
Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
- Changes in sperm
Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
- Swelling in the legs
Heart, liver or kidney disease
- High calcium in the blood
...and 1 more risk factors
- Changes in blood sugar
- Changes in blood thinning
On blood thinners