Compare Striant vs. Aveed

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Striant
(testosterone tablet)

Aveed
(testosterone undecanoate injection)

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.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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Reviews for Striant (testosterone tablet)
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Reviews for Aveed (testosterone undecanoate injection)
41%
-59% worse vs. Striant (testosterone tablet)
22%
-78% worse vs. Striant (testosterone tablet)
18%
-18% worse vs. Striant (testosterone tablet)
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Side effects
StriantAveed
  • 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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  • 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
StriantAveed
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.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
StriantAveed
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
StriantAveed
  • Buccal tablet
  • Injection
Used for
StriantAveed
  • Low Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
StriantAveed
    Coming soon.
    • Male
    • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
    • Taking high doses of Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)
    • Heart, liver or kidney disease
    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.

    Food
    StriantAveed
    • Can change the way food tastes.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    StriantAveed
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • 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
    StriantAveed
    • Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.
    • 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
    StriantAveed
    • 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.
    • 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
    StriantAveed
    • 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.
    • 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
    StriantAveed
    • 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.
    • 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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