Compare Fluoxymesterone vs. Striant

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Androxy
(fluoxymesterone)

Striant
(testosterone tablet)

Treats low testosterone. While Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) is available for treating low testosterone, other treatments are better first choices.Treats low testosterone. 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.
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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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  • Gum or mouth irritation 9%
  • Taste bitter 4%
  • Gum pain 3%
  • Gum tenderness 3%
  • Headache 3%
  • Gum edema 2%
  • Change in taste 2%
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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 tablet 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.
Type of medication
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Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Buccal tablet
Used for
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  • Low Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Diabetes
  • Male
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Taking high doses of Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)
Detailed Androxy (fluoxymesterone) risks & warnings »
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    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.

    Food
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    No food related info.
    • Can change the way food tastes.
    Kidneys and liver
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    • 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.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Pain
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    • 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.
    • Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.
    Upsides and benefits
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    • Available as an oral tablet.
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
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    • 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 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • 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.
    • Place the rounded side of the testosterone tablet on gums right above your incisor (canine) tooth, close your mouth, then hold the tablet against the gums by placing your finger over your lip where the tablet is placed for 30 seconds. Switch sides for each new tablet you use.
    • Make sure that the tablet is still there after you're done eating or drinking.
    • If the tablet falls off your gum within 8 hours of putting it on, you can put a new tablet on for a total of 12 hours, then put on a new one at the regularly scheduled time.
    • Do your brushing and flossing and other mouth care before you put the testosterone tablet on your gums.
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