Androgel vs Axiron

Androgel
(Rx)
Axiron
(Rx)
Androgel is a male sex hormone.
Axiron is a male sex hormone.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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February 28, 2000
November 23, 2010
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
33,646 Discussions
2,313 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Hypogonadism
#3 for Cancer
Androgel is prescribed for Decreased Libido and Hypogonadism and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Axiron is prescribed for Decreased Libido and Hypogonadism and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Anxiety
6
Hair Loss
4
Acne
3
Insomnia
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Hot Flashes
2
Rash
2
Bloating
2
Sweating
2
Sleep Apnea
2
Axi
Acne
5
Rash
4
Itching
3
Hair Loss
3
Lethargic
3
Insomnia
3
Sweating
3
Irritability
2
Hypothyroidism
2
Mood Swings
2
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2
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Androgel is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Axiron is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Androgel and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Axiron and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Gel
Dosages
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Gel: 1 % (25 mg/2.5gram), 1 % (50 mg/5 gram), 1.25 gram/ actuation (1 %), 20.25 mg/1.25 gram (1.62 %), 1.62 % (20.25 mg/1.25 gram), 1.62 % (40.5 mg/2.5 gram)
Solution: 30 mg/actuation (1.5 mL)
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Testosterone
Testosterone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Androgel and Axiron: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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pain/rash
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After one year of correct use I find pain in arm muscles when put there, irritation on penis if put on abdominal area.My T level is 500+, but think dose adjustment is in order.

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