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Treats low testosterone.

Androgel (testosterone) is a convenient topical form of testosterone hormone replacement for males, but you should be careful that the gel doesn't rub off on others.

Treats low testosterone.

This testosterone injection only has to be given once or twice a month and you can do it at home, but someone has to help you inject.

2.8/ 5 average rating with 103 reviewsforDelatestryl
Upsides
  • Androgel (testosterone) is an effective medication for treating low testosterone levels.
  • You put it on like a lotion, so it's very easy to apply.
  • It is available as a cheaper, generic form.
  • Androgel (testosterone) does not need to be dose adjusted if you have liver or kidney problems.
  • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men and delayed puberty in boys.
  • Available in generic.
  • Only has to be given once every 2 to 4 weeks.
  • The shot can be done at home.
Downsides
  • You have to make sure that you cover the area where you place Androgel (testosterone) after it's dry, otherwise it can rub off on people.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours before you shower or swim after putting on Androgel (testosterone), otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
  • Only available as a shot.
  • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
  • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
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Used for
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Delayed puberty
  • Hypogonadism
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Weight gain
Dosage forms
  • Gel
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
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103 reviews so far
43%
saidit'sworth it
21%
saiditworked well
27%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Increased PSA levels
    11%
  • Emotional lability
    3%
  • High blood pressure
    2%
  • Increased hematocrit or hemoglobin
    2%
  • Skin reactions
    2%
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The Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Exposing others to Androgel (testosterone)
  • Blood clots
  • Swelling in the legs
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease
  • Elevated red blood cell count
  • High calcium in the blood
    • History of cancer
  • Flammability
    • Smoking
    • Exposure to fire or flames
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  • Breast tissue changes
    • Male
  • Changes in sex drive
    • Male
  • Inability to urinate
    • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Changes in sperm
    • Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
  • Swelling in the legs
    • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Virilization
    • Female
  • High calcium in the blood
    • Cancer
    • Inability to move
  • Liver disease
  • Changes in mood
  • Changes in blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Changes in blood thinning
    • On blood thinners
  • Blood clots
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