Aveed

(Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

2.9/ 5 average rating with 78 reviewsforAveed
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Treats low testosterone.

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Our bottom line

This testosterone injection is a first-choice treatment, but you have to get it in your doctor's office each time.

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

Upsides

  • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men.
  • The first two shots are spaced out by a month, then each shot after that is given every 10 weeks.
  • Your doctor will give you the shot.
People’s experience with Aveed

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Downsides

  • Your doctor has to give you this shot. You can't do it at home.
  • Your doctor has to watch you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get a severe allergic reaction.
  • Your doctor has to file paperwork each time you get the shot because of the risks involved.
  • Not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
How it works

The testosterone injection 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.

Quick facts about Aveed
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with Aveed

78reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

From 153 clinical trials of Aveed
  • Injection site pain
    5%5%
  • Prostatic specific antigen increased
    5%5%
  • Estradiol increased
    3%3%
  • Hypogonadism
    3%3%
  • Fatigue
    2%2%
  • Irritability
    2%2%
  • Hemoglobin increased
    2%2%
  • Insomnia
    2%2%
  • Mood swings
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Aveed.

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Risks and Warnings for Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Male

    Taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) can cause swelling and breast tissue changes if you're a man. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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Pregnancy

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 Aveed
XUnsafe
Kidneys and liver
  • There have been reports of people on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you are unable to move around or if you have cancer. 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.
Pain
  • If you're on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), 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.