Axiron

Drug List

Axiron

Drug Name

Axiron (Testosterone)

Manufactured By

Eli Lilly and Company

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medicated solution contains testosterone. It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels. Testosterone helps the body to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using testosterone solution and each time you get a refill. Learn how to use the pump and how to apply the solution correctly. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. There are many testosterone products available for use on the skin. They may have different amounts of testosterone and may not have the same effects. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product. Do not change products without asking your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions for priming the pump if you are using it for the first time. If you use antiperspirant and/or deodorant, you should use those first before applying this medication. Pump this medication into the applicator cup as directed. Do not pump more than one pump of this medication into the applicator at a time. Keeping the applicator upright, use it to apply the medication to clean, dry skin on the armpit(s) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Avoid applying this medication to broken, irritated skin. After applying, do not rub in the solution with your fingers or hand. If your dose requires you to apply more medication to the same armpit, wait for the medication to dry before applying more medication. Do not apply this medication to other areas of the body, including the genitals (penis or scrotum). The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory tests, and response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully on the exact number of pumps for each dose. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often than prescribed. Wait a few minutes for the application site to dry completely before dressing. Be sure to always wear clothing (such as a t-shirt) to cover the application site until you wash the areas well with soap and water. To get the best effect, wait at least 2 hours before showering/swimming to allow the drug to be absorbed through the skin. After applying this medication, rinse the applicator cup with running water and then pat dry with a tissue. Replace the applicator and cap back onto the bottle. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.

Side Effects

Redness/irritation at the application site, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and acne may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, swelling hands/ankles/feet, breast pain/enlargement, very slow/shallow/difficult breathing (possibly while sleeping), difficulty urinating, increased urination (especially at night), mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation, hostility), testicle pain/tenderness, fast/irregular heartbeat. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: shortness of breath/rapid breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, confusion, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, sudden/severe headaches, trouble speaking, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes. In patients with diabetes, especially those taking insulin, testosterone may decrease your blood sugar. Be prepared to treat low blood sugar while you are using this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood sugar such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Rarely, males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours. If this occurs, stop using this drug and get medical help right away, or permanent problems could occur. This medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: "blood thinners" (such as warfarin). This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including thyroid function tests, creatinine level), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

In Case of Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature. Do not store near an open flame. Keep all medications away from children and pets, and throw out used pumps in a secure trash can.