The Web Health



Generic name: testosterone topical [tes-TOS-ter-one-TOP-i-kal]
Brand names include: AndroGel (androderm), FIRST-Testosterone (fortesta), and Fortesta.
Classification of drugs: anabolic steroids and androgens

What is Axiron?

Underarm testosterone is treated with Axiron Topical Solution.The male hormone testosterone is necessary for many bodily processes.The treatment of adult males with low testosterone or none at all is Axiron.Axiron does not improve athletic performance, and it should not be used in this way.


Women should avoid using axes. A pregnant woman should avoid using the solution. Pregnant women should not come into contact with this solution or the skin of a male where it has been applied. In the event of contact, immediately wash off with water and soap.Axiron should be avoided if you are suffering from prostate or breast cancer.If a close friend or family member develops male characteristics such as enlarged genitals (male pattern baldness), excessive hair growth on the body, acne, menstrual irregularities, or enlarged pubic hairs before their time, call your doctor.Axiron misuse can have dangerous and irreversible side effects. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.It should not be shared with any other individuals.

Before you take this drug

Axiron should not be used if the user is allergic to testosterone or has prostate or breast cancer.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that Axiron will be safe for you:

  • Cancer;
  • Urination and an enlarged prostate are both problems.
  • Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops while sleeping.
  • Heart disease is also known as a heart attack or stroke.
  • A blood clot.
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease or kidney disease.

Women should avoid using axes. A woman's use of testosterone can lead to birth defects. A pregnant woman must avoid contact with Axiron or the skin of a male where it has been used. In the event of contact, immediately wash off with water and soap.Axiron use by older men may increase their risk of cancer or prostate enlargement. Speak to your doctor if you're over 65 years old about the risks that may apply. Anyone younger than the age of 18 should not use Axiron Solution. This medicine can affect the growth of bones in children if used incorrectly.

How to take Axiron?

Do not exceed the dosage prescribed by your physician. Use Axiron only as prescribed by your doctor. Please follow the instructions on your prescription.The misuse of testosterone may have dangerous and irreversible side effects. These include enlarged breasts and small testicles; infertility; high blood pressure; heart attacks; strokes; and liver diseases.This medicine is not to be shared with anyone else.Axiron is supplied with instructions to ensure safe and efficient use. Please follow the instructions carefully. If you have questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.You will first need to prime your pump before using Axiron. Push down gently on the pump three times to prime it. Use only the solution you use to prime. Do not expose others to the solution that comes out of your pump. Now your pump is ready for use.Only the armpits should be treated with Axiron. Make sure your armpits are clean and dry before applying Axiron. Axiron should not be applied to other areas of the body, such as the stomach (abdomen), penis, or scrotum.Axiron should be applied at the same time every morning. After showering or bathing, apply this medicine. Use an antiperspirant, deodorant, or both before using this medication. You should apply antiperspirant and deodorant at least two minutes prior to applying this medication.Tests of your blood are required to ensure that Axiron helps your condition. Tests may be required to determine liver or prostate function. Visit your doctor regularly.To get the best results, use this medication regularly. Refill your prescription before it runs out.Keep this medication at room temperature, away from direct heat or moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, apply the solution.If it is almost time for your next dose, skip any missed one and go directly back on schedule.Use extra solution only to cover the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

Axiron should not be applied to the stomach (abdomen), scrotum, or penis.Apply Axiron using your fingertips or hands.Avoid bathing or showering for at least two hours after using Axiron Solution.Do not splash water in your eyes. If you accidentally splash water in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.The axiron solution is flammable up until it dries. Allow the solution to dry completely before you smoke or go near an open fire.

Side effects of Axiron

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an Axiron allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue, If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using Axiron and contact your doctor immediately.

  • Increased urination, loss of bladder control
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • Breast pain or swelling
  • Erections that are painful or annoying;
  • Swelling, rapid weight increase, and shortness of breath during sleep
  • Pain in your chest or pressure that spreads to the jaw or shoulder
  • Liver problems: nausea, upper abdominal pain, fatigue, itching, and loss of appetite. Other symptoms include dark urine or clay-colored stools.
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lungs include chest discomfort, wheezing, rapid breathing, and coughing blood.
  • Signs of a blood clot are pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg or legs.

Topical testosterone can be absorbed by the skin, causing symptoms similar to those of a male in women or children who come into contact with it. If your partner's female partner shows signs of masculine characteristics, such as male pattern baldness or excessive hair growth on the body, acne breakouts, or irregular periods, call your doctor.

Axiron may cause side effects such as:

  • Redness, itching or burning of the skin, or any other irritation, where the medication was applied, or the patch worn
  • Headaches and mood swings
  • Increased red blood cell count (may cause nausea, dizziness, itchiness, and redness of the face or muscles);
  • Vomiting, diarrhea;
  • Strange dreams;
  • Erections that are frequent and prolonged
  • High blood pressure can cause severe headaches, blurred vision, and pounding in the neck or ears.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contact the FDA by dialing their toll-free hotline: 1-800-FDA-1088 if any side effects arise.

Interaction with other drug

Inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking, including any new ones.

  • Insulin;
  • A blood thinner (warfarin Coumadin Jantoven)
  • A steroid medicine, such as methylprednisolone (Medrol) or prednisone (Sterapred),

Other drugs can interact with testosterone. Inform your doctor of all the medications that you take. Include prescriptions, herbals, vitamins, and over-the-counter products. You should not begin a new medicine without consulting your doctor.