Compare Fluoxymesterone vs. Methyltestosterone

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Androxy
(fluoxymesterone)

Android
(methyltestosterone)

Treats low testosterone. While Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) is available for treating low testosterone, other treatments are better first choices.Treats low testosterone. Android (Methyltestosterone) is an oral form of testosterone that's easy to take but not available as a generic yet.
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Side effects
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How it works
FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
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.Android (Methyltestosterone) 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
FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
  • Low Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
  • 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 Android (Methyltestosterone)
      • Heart, liver or kidney disease
      • Female
      • Breast cancer
      • Inability to move
          • Diabetes
          • On blood thinners
            Detailed Android (methyltestosterone) 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
            FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
            • 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 Android (Methyltestosterone) 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.
            Pain
            FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
            • 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 Android (Methyltestosterone), 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
            FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
            • Available as an oral tablet.
            • A first-choice treatment for men with low testosterone.
            • Oral form of testosterone that some people prefer over injections and topical gels and patches.
            Downsides and risks
            FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
            • 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.
            • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
            • Not available as generic, so it can be expensive.
            Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
            FluoxymesteroneMethyltestosterone
            • 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.
            • 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.
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            More about FluoxymesteroneSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
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