Compare Methyltestosterone vs. Androgel

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

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Androgel (testosterone)

Prescription only
Treats low testosterone.

Android (Methyltestosterone) is an oral form of testosterone that's easy to take but not available as a generic yet.

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.

Upsides
  • A first-choice treatment for men with low testosterone.
  • Oral form of testosterone that some people prefer over injections and topical gels and patches.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
  • Not available as generic, so it can be expensive.
  • 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.
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Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Delayed puberty
  • Hypogonadism
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Gel
Price
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Side effects
The Android (Methyltestosterone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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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Risks and risk factors
  • Breast tissue changes
    • Male
  • Changes in sex drive
    • Male
  • Inability to urinate
    • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Changes in sperm
    • Taking high doses of Android (Methyltestosterone)
  • 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
  • Changes in blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Changes in blood thinning
    • On blood thinners
  • Blood clots
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  • 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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