Compare Depo-Testosterone vs. Striant
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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.
Hormones in the testosterone tablet can't be transferred to other people by skin-to-skin contact, but it can interfere with how food tastes and with teethbrushing and flossing.
- 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.
- Unlike topical forms of testosterone like gels or solutions, you can't transfer this medication to another person accidentally by skin-to-skin contact.
- If you use it correctly, it won't come off of your gums during eating or drinking.
- Only available as a shot.
- Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
- Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive..
- Can change the way food tastes.
- You have to be good about brushing and flossing your teeth, otherwise it can be more likely to fall off.
- Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.
- Low testosterone
- Low testosterone
- Buccal tablet
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- Gum or Mouth Irritation9%
- Taste Bitter4%
- Gum Pain3%
- Gum Tenderness3%
- Gum Edema2%
- Taste Perversion2%
- Breast tissue changes
- Changes in sex drive
- Inability to urinate
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
- Changes in sperm
- Taking high doses of Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)
- Swelling in the legs
- Heart, liver or kidney disease
- High calcium in the blood
- Inability to move
- Liver disease
- Changes in mood
- Changes in blood sugar
- Changes in blood thinning
- On blood thinners
- Blood clots