Compare Fluoxymesterone vs. Delatestryl

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Treats low testosterone.

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

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
  • Available as an oral tablet.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Weight gain
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • 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
The Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Changes in blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Breast tissue changes
    • Male
  • Changes in sex drive
    • Male
  • Inability to urinate
    • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Changes in sperm
    • Taking high doses of Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)
  • Swelling in the legs
    • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Virilization
    • Female
  • High calcium in the blood
    • Breast cancer
    • Inability to move
  • Liver disease
  • Changes in mood
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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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