Active Ingredient(s): Testosterone
FDA Approved: * November 23, 2010
Pharm Company: * ELI LILLY AND CO
Category: Men's Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Axiron Overview

Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males.[3] In humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair.[4] In addition, testosterone in both sexes is involved in health and well-being, including moods, behaviour, and in the prevention of osteoporosis.&am...

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Axiron application

All The Axiron Literature Says To Apply It Only Underarms. Why? Doesn't Other Skin Areas Absorb the liquid? ## Hello, Ron! How are you? The skin there is generally thinner, so more will be absorbed and that is also a safer place to use it in order to prevent its transfer to other people, since it can cause problems for women and children. Is there anything else I can help with? ## So the concern is contact with other people. Not so much that it is unsafe for the user to apply it anywhere. Am I understanding that correctly? ## Started using Axiron July 30th, waiting for arm pits to dry after putting it on blows. Since it's an alcohol based product, and I decided to dry my pits after showering, then applying the T. Much easier this way. It dries completely, then I put my deodorant...

Axiron makes clothes smell sour if sweating

In the summer my clothing, from the waist up only, smells sour when I perspire heavily while working outside in the Texas heat. The smell is difficult to remove. The underarms of my t-shirt also turn blackish. Can this be caused by the use of Axiron? I am a 70 year old male. ## It is hard to say, since those can just be normal symptoms of sweating, even if you didn't have such an issue when younger, age can cause changes to your body. Although, the Axiron has been known to cause increased sweating in some people that use it, according to the side effects list, but I didn't see anything about an odor. Is this the only medication you are currently using?

Generic testosterone solution from Lupin

Earlier this year I switched from Axiron to a generic from Perrigo. Results stayed very strong with T count. Two days ago I picked up my script and got a new generic from Lupin. The ingredients appear to be identical. Because I was so happy with the Perrigo product I'm hoping the Lupin is the same. Does anyone know if these two are identical in molecular make-up? ## Hello 50yeargolfer, According to the National Institute of Health these two generics have the same active and inactive ingredients and thus should have similar if not the same results for you. One thing to keep in mind is that active ingredients are not listed in their dosages so there could possibly be a slightly different feeling between the two but ultimately it shouldn't have that large of a difference. Below I h...

Axiron availability

Pharmacist is telling me supply is not meeting demand and i have a hard time believing that. My script has been backordered now for two and one half weeks. Anyone else having issues? ## Getting ready to turn 40 soon. I've been on various testosterone teatments since I was in my mid 20s. I've probably tried every available treatment and Axiron has been more effective with absorption and boosted my levels more than any other treatment, including injections. My experience with hormone replacement is after a period of time you should stop for another period of time. After consistent day after day application per Dr recommendation, I have always noticed undesirable side effects. Headaches, extreme fatigue, and a general lack of mental sharpness have all appeared after being on the me...

Axiron & deodorant

I use Mitchum gel and using it first then apply Axiron. It becomes like a glue. Trying Axiron first then apply mitchum worked better. I use a mini fan to aid in drying, but still an issue. What is the best deodorant to use with Axiron? ## I'm sorry, but there aren't really an recommendations made, they just not that the use of deodorant shouldn't interfere with it's absorption. I really think it may just be a matter of trial and error, to see what works well, without leaving you a gooey mess. Have you tried asking a pharmacist for recommendations? They may have some ideas from other users. ## I use old spice deoderant not the antiperpirant deoderant. I use a hair dryer to dry the deoderant then apply axiron. No problems with stickiness. ## I was prescribed Axiron for Low...

medicare coverage for axiron

I've had prostate cancer about 8 yrs. ago. Before I started on a testosterone supplement my levels were very low. Felt like I ran a marathon every day. No energy. Through trial and error my doctor and I have settled on 5 pumps of axiron a day. All my levels are good. I'll be turning 65 in about 4 months, and I'm trying to find the cheapest way to go on a prescription supplement plan that allows me to continue taking this medication. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Axiron and Testosterone Suppression

I am new to Axiron and after doing some research I still can't find if Axiron suppresses natural Testosterone production. Does anyone have any information on this? ## The synthetics don't usually suppress production of the naturals, but rather they tend to take over the receptor points, so your natural hormones just don't get used, when you're taking them. Learn more Axiron details here. If you're not producing enough naturally, then it's really not going to matter, since you have to add more in some manner. Is this helping you? ## That does help but I guess I need to explain my full problem. I was afraid to cause I'm looking for help, not a beating. For the past 6 years I've been taking a substance for Bodybuilding that has shut my production down. Withi...

axiron for 4 months now....

I've been on 2 pumps of axiron for 4 months now and started to get headaches and feel nausea...... I stopped taking it for a few days and felt better and now starting to feel light headed and just not my self but when I take it I kinda feel a little worse so not sure what to do.....I'm out of state now and will be back home next week....please some info thx ## How severe are the symptoms? Learn more Axiron details here. I'd suggest calling in to ask your prescriber, since they'd be the best qualified to help you pinpoint the problem. ## Ok, so it's almost 12 months after your post, what did you do? ## Well ended up taking really low dose some didn't feel like s***. I am now on a compound lotion which I can't take full dose, well first month I did then the hea...

can I stop using Axiron

I am 41yrs and I used Axiron for about a Month and I have stopped using it for about 2wks now. is there any side effect apart from loosing my libido? Also I have decided to take a lot of vitamin D and Zinc and it seems it has been working alright. Any body have ideas of using vitamins to replace Axiron? ## Hello, Sam! How are you? Has there been any change? There is really no over the counter replacement for Testosterone, but upping some of your nutrients may help improve your levels, though there are no guarantees. Why did you stop using the Axiron? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hair growth, and irritability.

T levels after stopping use

How long (days/weeks) does it take for one's T-level to drop back down to a "low" level once you completely stop taking Axiron? ## One idea to help determine a ball park figure may be to calculate Axiron's half life in relationship to the timing of your last dose. I think the general rule of thumb for many medications is to allow 5 half-lives to go by to ensure that you're clean of a certain substance. However, in this case there are so many other factors that can affect one's hormone levels from moment to moment that I would be hard pressed to even bother measuring it without going in for blood work on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis for a specific period of time to accurately read your T-levels and see what direction they're headed at specific points a...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 112.5mg, 158mg, 198mg, 237mg
  • Cream: 2%
  • Film, Extended Release: 2.5mg/24hr, 2mg/24hr, 30mg, 4mg/24hr, 5mg/24hr, 6mg/24hr
  • Gel: 1%, 1% (2.5gm/packet), 1% (25mg/2.5gm packet), 1% (50mg/5gm packet), 1% (5gm/packet), 1% + 1% (2.5gm/packet) + 25mg/2.5gm Packet, 1.62%, 1.62% (20.25 Mg/1.25 Gm Actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm packet), 1.62% (40.5mg/2.5gm packet), 25mg/2.5gm packet, 5.5mg, 50mg, 50mg/5gm packet
  • Gel, Metered: 1% (1.25gm/activation), 1% (1.25gm/actuation), 1% (12.5mg/1.25gm actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm activation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm actuation), 10mg, 10mg/0.5gm activation, 10mg/0.5gm actuation, 10mg/5gm activation, 12.5mg/1.25gm actuation, 5.5mg/0.122gm Actuation
  • Injection: 100mg/ml, 200mg/ml, 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 750mg/3ml, 750mg/3ml (250mg/ml)
  • Ointment: 2%
  • Pellet: 75mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 100mg/0.5ml (100mg/0.5ml), 30mg/1.5ml, 50mg/0.5ml (50mg/0.5ml), 75mg/0.5ml (75mg/0.5ml)
  • Solution, Metered: 30mg/1.5ml activation, 30mg/1.5ml actuation
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 30mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Axiron: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-1975 Axiron 30 mg/1.5ml Topical Solution by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-1977 Axiron 30 mg/1.5ml Topical Solution by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 54868-6406 Axiron 30 mg/1.5ml Topical Solution by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

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