Compare Fluoxymesterone vs. Depo-Testosterone

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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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.

3.0/ 5 average rating with 100 reviewsforDepo-Testosterone
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.
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Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
  • Gender identity disorder (female-to-male transsexual)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
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100 reviews so far
49%
saidit'sworth it
32%
saiditworked well
17%
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 Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate 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 Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)
  • Swelling in the legs
    • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • High calcium in the blood
    • Inability to move
    • Cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Changes in mood
  • Changes in blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Changes in blood thinning
    • On blood thinners
  • Blood clots
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