Prescription onlyClass: Men's Health

Axiron

(Testosterone Topical Solution)

Prescription onlyClass: Men's Health
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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.
How it works

Testosterone topical solution 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.

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Side effect rates for Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

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

Common concerns from people taking Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

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