Fortesta Applied Under Arms

4 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Guessto Says:

Hello! I'm soon to be switching from Axiron to Fortesta. Can the Fortesta be applied under the arms/armpits the way Axiron is? Even using the applicator that is used with Axiron? Just curious as it would seem easy to apply that way. Thank you!

Showing Replies 1 - 4 of 4 RSS Feed

of 1    
Verwon Says:

Hello, Guessto! How are you?

Actually, the Fortesta instructions say that it should be applied on to the front and inner thigh. They do not specify why it is different from other products, but following their guidelines would be the best thing to do, unless your doctor approves for you to use a different place to apply it.

Is there anything else I can help with?

Was this helpful?     0     1  
Guessto Says:

Hello Verwon,
Thank you so much for replying! Yes, I'm aware of where the Fortesta is supposed to be applied (front or inner thigh area). I know technically directions should be followed as per the manufacturer, but practically speaking, I was wondering if anyone applied to the armpit area (as chemically speaking, I think these type of meds are somewhat similar) and got similar results. Maybe just another way the manufacturer differentiates itself from others (application areas)? Anyway, I will follow manufacturer's direction instructions. It just would've been convenient if alternate way of applying really made no difference effectively.
Thanks again....nice forum!

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Anonymous Says:

I switched my application from the leg to the armpits, with my doctor's help. Note that the effective absorbtivity of the armpit is much higher than the front of the leg, so your daily applied amount will likely be reduced. E.g., in my case, my daily dose went from 4 pumps per day on the front of the legs to 1.7143 pumps per day on the armpits, i.e., 2 pumps per day for 5 days of the week, and 1 pump per day for the other 2 days of the week, so 12 pumps total per week/7 days = 1.7143 pumps per day. If you are going to make any changes, be sure to get you blood levels checked afterwards.

Good luck.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
elmostro Says:

why did you switch from the legs to the arm pits? can you tell me the reading of your lab results before and after the switch?

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Fortesta applied to genitals
The Question About Applying Fortesta to Genitals Says Some Serious Effects My question is what are those serious effects... 1 reply
skin tags under your arms
When I was using Axiron, I developed 2 skin tags in my arm pits. I want to have a normal Testosterone level but not with... 1 reply
Burning sensation in chest and under arms
I have been on Xarelto for a couple years. Suddenly I have begun to have burning in the chest and underarms not related ... 3 replies
Fortesta questions
Hello Doctor put me on Fortesta for low testosterone level. I'm 44 and the level was 187. Been feeling pretty low, e... 5 replies
fortesta 2 times a day
Can you use fortesta 2 times a day? Such as morning and evening. ## Hello, Jim! How are you? You should only use it acco... 3 replies
Fortesta at Night
I've been taking Fortesta in the morning, but as I'm always rushing, sometimes I forget. I would rather take at ... 2 replies
Fortesta application site
4 pumps of fortesta to the inner thigh is very greasy. I was on androgel before I was switched to fortesta due to insura... 2 replies
Fortesta Card
My Fortesta card makes my total 106. Now I was told that the pharmacy when they run through my insurance and then apply ... 1 reply
I get the common side effect of redness and skin irritation in application area when administering 4 pumps of Fortesta. ... 1 reply
fortesta & androgel
Have tried both Fortesta & Androgel 1%. Fortesta caused a HORRIBLE itchy rash with peeling and the start of blisters...

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20210315).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 28 May 2015.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA