Compare Fluoxymesterone vs. Depo-Testosterone

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Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

Prescription only
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.

4.1/ 7 average rating with 100 reviewsforDepo-Testosterone
Upsides
  • 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
  • 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.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
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100 
49%
think this treatment is worth it
32%
think this treatment works well
17%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • Virilization

    Female

  • High calcium in the blood

    Breast cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • 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

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

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