testosterone topical solution (Axiron) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Axiron is a testosterone replacement product used for men 18 years old or older with a deficiency or absence of testosterone due to primary hypogonadism or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are application site reactions such as itching, blisters, and redness.

Other side effects include:

Other important side effects include:

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Solution: 2% (30 mg/1.5 ml actuation)

STORAGE: Axiron should be stored at room temperature 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F)

DOSING: The recommended dose is 30 to 120 mg daily once every morning at approximately the same time. The starting dose is 30 mg (1 pump actuation) applied to each armpit (60 mg total). The total daily dose may be decreased to 30 mg or increased to 90 mg (3 pump actuations) or from 90 to 120 mg (4 pump actuations) based on blood testosterone levels. Hands should be washed thoroughly with soap and water after applying Axiron.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Testosterone may decrease blood glucose levels. Therefore, less insulin may be required in diabetic patients. Testosterone may increase the the action of the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), increasing the risk of bleeding. Combining steroids with testosterone may increase fluid retention.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2015


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