Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Androxy

(Fluoxymesterone)

  • Pill
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
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Treats low testosterone.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

While Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) is available for treating low testosterone, other treatments are better first choices.

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  • Available as an oral tablet.
  • Not considered a first-choice treatment for low testosterone, and not recommended for treating breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
  • Available only as brand name, so it can be expensive.

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Side effects for Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are

  • Inhibition of gonadotropin secretion
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Virilization (development of masculine characteristics such as voice deepening and clitoral enlargement)

What to expect when you take Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • Don't double up if you miss a dose.
  • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
  • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.

Risks and Warnings for Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Diabetes

    If you're taking Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) and you're also using insulin to control your blood sugar, talk to your doctor. They might have to change the dose.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

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Pregnancy
Kidneys & liver
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • There have been reports of people on Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This has happened if you have breast cancer or if you are unable to move around. 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
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • If you're a man taking Androxy (Fluoxymesterone), 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.
Weight gain or loss
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • If you're taking Androxy (Fluoxymesterone), 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.