Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Axiron

(Testosterone Topical Solution)

  • Topical
  • Low testosterone
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Treats low testosterone.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 effects for Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

From clinical trials of Axiron / Testosterone replacement ( 71)

  • Application site irritationApplication site irritation8% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site erythemaApplication site erythema7% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Hematocrit increasedHematocrit increased7% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site irritationApplication site irritation7% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • HeadacheHeadache6% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • HeadacheHeadache5% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site erythemaApplication site erythema5% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Psa increasedPsa increased4% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • Hematocrit increasedHematocrit increased4% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea4% for Testosterone topical solution vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Prime testosterone topical solution first by pumping 3 times before you use a new bottle.
  • If you use deodorant or antiperspirant, apply that first before using testosterone topical solution.
  • Don't swim or bathe for at least 2 hours after you put on testosterone topical solution so that it has time to absorb.
  • Cover the area with clothing as soon as it's dry so you don't spread it to other people.
  • If you think you'll have skin-to-skin contact at the area where you've placed testosterone topical solution, wash that area with soap and water then dry.
  • Don't use testosterone topical solution anywhere besides your armpits.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Axiron (Testosterone Topical Solution)

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