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Androxy
(fluoxymesterone)

Delatestryl
(testosterone enanthate injection)

Treats low testosterone. While Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) is available for treating low testosterone, other treatments are better first choices.Treats low testosterone. 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.
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Side effects
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The Fluoxymesterone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on. Also, it can slow the spread of certain kinds of breast cancer.The testosterone injection works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on. Also, it can slow the spread of certain kinds of breast cancer.
Type of medication
FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
  • Low Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
  • Diabetes
  • Male
  • Male
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Taking high doses of Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)
  • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Female
  • Breast cancer
  • Inability to move
      Detailed Androxy (fluoxymesterone) risks & warnings »
      • Male
      • Male
      • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
      • Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
      • Heart, liver or kidney disease
      • Female
      • Cancer
      • Inability to move
          • Diabetes
          • On blood thinners
            Detailed Delatestryl (testosterone enanthate injection) risks & warnings »
            Pregnancy

            Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

            Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

            Kidneys and liver
            FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
            • There have been reports of people on Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This has happened if you have breast cancer or if you are unable to move around. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
            • There have been reports of people on Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you have cancer or if you are unable to move around. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
            Pain
            FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
            • If you're on Androxy (Fluoxymesterone), and you notice pain in your abdomen, or if your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, call your doctor immediately. This can be liver damage.
            • If you're on Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection), and you notice pain in your abdomen, or if your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, call your doctor immediately. This can be liver damage.
            Upsides and benefits
            FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
            • Available as an oral tablet.
            • 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.
            Downsides and risks
            FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
            • Not considered a first-choice treatment for low testosterone, and not recommended for treating breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
            • Available only as brand name, so it can be expensive.
            • 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.
            Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
            FluoxymesteroneDelatestryl
            • Can cause nausea, vomiting, and headache.
            • Don't double up if you miss a dose.
            • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
            • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.
            • Your doctor will show you how to inject this correctly.
            • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
            • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
            • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.
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