Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Axiron

(Testosterone Topical Solution)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
  • Topical
  • Low testosterone
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Treats low testosterone.

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Our bottom line

This testosterone topical solution is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.

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Upsides

  • You're less likely with this formulation to transfer testosterone topical solution to another person since this is applied to the armpits -- unlike some other forms of topical testosterone.
  • You can use your regular deodorant or antiperspirant, but just make sure to apply that first before using testosterone topical solution.

Downsides

  • Only available as brand name.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone topical solution before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
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Side effect rates for Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

71 From clinical trials of Axiron / Testosterone replacement
  • Application site irritation
  • Hematocrit increased
  • Application site irritation
  • Application site erythema
  • Headache
  • Headache
  • Application site erythema
  • Psa increased
  • Hematocrit increased
  • Diarrhea

Common concerns from people taking Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

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