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 Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)
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Side effects
StriantAveed

The Striant FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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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
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Available as
StriantAveed
  • Buccal tablet
  • Injection
Used for (click to learn more)
StriantAveed
  • Low testosterone
  • Low testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
StriantAveed
Coming soon.
  • 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 category
          StriantAveed
          XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

          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.

          See the FDA package insert
          XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

          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.

          See the FDA package insert
          Alcohol
          No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
          Food
          • Can change the way food tastes.
          No specific food-related info.
          Kidneys and liver
          No specific 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.
          Sex
          No specific sex-related info.
          • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
          • If you're a man taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), you can see changes in your sex drive, including overstimulation and prolonged frequent erections. Talk to your doctor if this happens, since they might have to change the dose.
          Sleep
          No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
          Weight
          No specific weight-related info.
          • If you're taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), and you notice swelling in your legs, or a sudden increase in your weight, talk to your doctor. This can be a serious side effect involving your heart.
          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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