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Treats low testosterone.

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

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Quick facts about Fluoxymesterone
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available


  • Available as an oral tablet.
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  • 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.
How it works

Androxy (Fluoxymesterone) works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on. Also, it can slow the spread of certain kinds of breast cancer.

Quick facts about Fluoxymesterone
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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Side effect rates for Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

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.

Common concerns from people taking Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)

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Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Fluoxymesterone
Kidneys and liver
  • 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.
  • If you're on Androxy (Fluoxymesterone), and you notice pain in your abdomen, or if your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, call your doctor immediately. This can be liver damage.