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Android
(methyltestosterone)

Aveed
(testosterone undecanoate injection)

Treats low testosterone. Android (Methyltestosterone) is an oral form of testosterone that's easy to take but not available as a generic yet.Treats low testosterone. This testosterone injection is a first-choice treatment, but you have to get it in your doctor's office each time.
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Side effects
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The Methyltestosterone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Acne 5%
  • Injection site pain 5%
  • Prostatic specific antigen increased 5%
  • Estradiol increased 3%
  • Hypogonadism 3%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Irritability 2%
  • Hemoglobin increased 2%
  • Sleep difficulty 2%
  • Mood swings 2%
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How it works
MethyltestosteroneAveed
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.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.
Type of medication
MethyltestosteroneAveed
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
MethyltestosteroneAveed
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
MethyltestosteroneAveed
  • Low Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
MethyltestosteroneAveed
  • 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 »
        • Male
        • Male
        • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
        • Taking high doses of Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)
        • Heart, liver or kidney disease
        • Inability to move
        • Cancer
            • Diabetes
            • On blood thinners
              • Taking medications to lower cholesterol
                Detailed Aveed (testosterone undecanoate 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
                MethyltestosteroneAveed
                • 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.
                • There have been reports of people on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you are unable to move around or if you have cancer. 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
                MethyltestosteroneAveed
                • 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.
                • If you're on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate 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
                MethyltestosteroneAveed
                • A first-choice treatment for men with low testosterone.
                • Oral form of testosterone that some people prefer over injections and topical gels and patches.
                • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men.
                • The first two shots are spaced out by a month, then each shot after that is given every 10 weeks.
                • Your doctor will give you the shot.
                Downsides and risks
                MethyltestosteroneAveed
                • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
                • Not available as generic, so it can be expensive.
                • Your doctor has to give you this shot. You can't do it at home.
                • Your doctor has to watch you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get a severe allergic reaction.
                • Your doctor has to file paperwork each time you get the shot because of the risks involved.
                • Not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
                Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                MethyltestosteroneAveed
                • 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.
                • This medication is only available through a special screening program because of the side effects.
                • Your doctor will watch you for 30 minutes after each injection to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get an allergic reaction.
                • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
                • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
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