User Reviews for Axiron
Axiron has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 94 ratings on Drugs.com. 72% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 16% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Axiron
For Hypogonadism, Male "This was a breath of fresh air -- it took a few days to get used to the application process. However, in the end I am not lathering my body up, I'm not sticky and my hands are not contaminated with testosterone. An all around win!! No smell, not sticky and no hand contamination!! A "
For Hypogonadism, Male "This is the most effective delivery system yet. In the past I have used 1) Testim - too smelly and left my upper arms full of acne and 2) Striant - somewhat effective but not as efficient in delivering the medicine into the bloodstream. I feel the difference with only 30 mg a day. I think Lilly has a winner here."
For Hypogonadism, Male "Hi, I am Brazilian. So, sorry about my English. I am 57 yo and I started to have a very hard anxiety and depression around 10 years ago. After a lot of diferent antidepressants and anxiolytic medicines that worsened or destroyed my sexual life for almost 10 years I found that I had hypogonadism. My doctor prescribed Axiron 6 months ago and my depression and anxiety simply disapeared and I have now a normal life, with much more energy and my sexual life is back. Axiron saved my life."
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For Hypogonadism, Male "Axiron is AWESOME. I am 47 and had similar experiences as most everyone else; constant fatigue, no energy or interest in anything, sex drive non-existent, after 8 hrs of sleep I felt like I needed 8 more and just generally felt like death most of the time. My T level was 135 when I saw my Urologist, after about 3 months of biweekly injections, I was up to 344. Then the Axiron was recommended. After the first application I felt turbo-charged! It took me about 2 days to get over the initial side effects, which were nausea and a headache, but after about 3 days these went away. I've been on it about 3 weeks now and I feel 19 again. Full of energy, sex drive through the roof, I just hope it keeps up. T levels at 701 now."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I am 65 years old and on April 2011 I had TURP surgery to correct a very enlarged prostate. Before surgery my T level was approximately 450. After the surgery it quickly dropped to around 150. My urologist prescribed Testim Gel, and it did not work by increasing the T level. Then switched to Androgel, it also did not work, the T level barely increased to 159. Then switched to Androderm patches, also did not work, in fact my T level dropped to 121. All these 3 medicines gave me side effects. Then my doctor prescribed Axiron, and it worked incredibly well, in one month my T level went from 121 to 880 and I feel great with NO side effect. I am super satisfied with the results of AXIRON."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I was recently diagnosed with Hypogonadism, so Axiron is the first replacement medicine I have used. I find it easy to use, and I don't think it has a bad odor. I can barely smell it. I just find that you need to give yourself about one minute per application. You have to move the applicator very slowly so it has time to spread and be absorbed. If you try and rush it, the watery consistency of the product will run down your body. Give yourself about three minutes for it to dry, and then get dressed."
For Hypogonadism, Male "45 year old male. Healthy but fat. Falling Libido, no energy, no joy of life, cranky, lack of focus and gaining weight. Fatigue so high it was hard to get out of bed. T levels 170. I have been on Axiron for 60 days. Wow what a difference. First few days I had some nausea and cramping, mood improvement was next followed by increased energy and screaming boost in libido. Wife now dreads the new me, she thought she was done running away and keeping me off her. Back in the Gym after 30 days. Still going 3 days a week doing 45 min of Cardio and 15 min weight lifting. Not a lot but for me its huge improvement. Insurace wants to talk to my Doctor about my need. This product is awesome and I will fight to keep it."
For Hypogonadism, Male "My husband's testosterone levels have been crashing. He is on opioid for a spinal fusion that did not take. His total testosterone level 3 days ago was 35 when it should be between 550-700! No that is not a typing error. You can imagine how he was feeling. He has just started the Axiron so it is to early to tell. I wanted to let everyone know that on Axiron's website, there is a phone number your doctor can call and the company will send a copay card that will make your cost, even with insurance, $25.00 per month. The card will pay up to $75 per monthly prescription. The card is good for 11 months. Hope this helps! It is definitely some pricey stuff!"
For Hypogonadism, Male "Having used Axiron for 20 months, I thought I'd let you know of my continued good feeling, no adverse effects, most things seem beneficial. I seem to have gotten a bit thicker in size, no increase in length however. My testicles, which shrunk in size at the beginning of treatment, seem to have returned to their original size, thankfully ! I now have a hairy belly, above my normal pubic area up to my navel... this area prior to treatment was as smooth as my palms and now I'm developing a happy trail. Perhaps I went through puberty with Low T levels.. my numbers have gone from 293 to 554 to 570 and last was 663. Two squirts daily, one applied approximately 7am after showering and again at 7pm."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I am 70 and after blood test was told by my doctor that my testosterone level was very low compared to my last test 5 years earlier. I was not getting erections very much at all, could not get off when I did, was pretty stressed, irritable, and just not feeling very up. I've been on Axiron for 5 weeks and things have changed remarkably. I get horny a lot, get erections at least once a day (4 times one day), can have orgasms more often, feel more relaxed, less stressed out, and noticeably less irritable. I go back to the doctor in two weeks for the latest blood test results. The blood was drawn two weeks ago. I only have one complaint about the medicine...the cost. I'm not sure I can afford it continuously, and I don't have Medicare B."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I started 60 mg of Axiron on 30 Oct it is now 12 Nov. I feel like a gladiator, a warrior. I'm 48 this month, Blk Man, I weigh in at 264 lbs, 5-10, yes that's big but I have lots of muscle mass on me as well as fat. I checked my blood level before I started it was at 175. I never would had thought my Tlevel was low because I've always been a beast in the sack, but I did have the other symptoms. I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week now and lift moderately. My body swells up like I was 20 again. My mind is a lot sharper than without Axiron and the sex life? Let just say I have to chase the wife down and still have mega energy. Only about 14 days in and I can see outlines of what's about to happen in my body. WOW! I am satisfied totally."
For Hypogonadism, Male "WOW! I was weary at first when my doctor offered this new topical testosterone at my annual check up. The doctor gave me a free month to start and then a co-pay card that covered me at $25.00 per month for the first year. I even read on the card that it covers for cash paying patients without insurance coverage. Pay attention to the instructions because this is way different vs the gels. No mess if you follow the instructions. No more Androgel mess. Piece of cake. Thanks Doctor."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I had ZERO libido, weakness, lack of enthusiasm, kind of "just existing joylessly". Tested very low to below normal Testosterone for a guy in his early 40's. After a few weeks on this, most of my symptoms are gone. Sadly, the libido has only improved a little bit. But my mood is improved & it seems like my brain works better. The most surprising effect has been a rapid increase in muscle mass and improved muscle tone. Just 30 minutes of push-ups and work with free weights a couple days a week has had amazing results. Exercise has never paid off like this. (Maybe I've been on the low end of testosterone all my life). My only worry now is what will happen if my body compensates for the Axiron and reduces its natural T production."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I was on Androgel when I read about Axiron. While Androgel was OK, it didn't seem to do much for my libido. It did help with weight loss but other effects were mild. I asked my doctor to switch my prescription, which he did. Wow, this stuff really upped my libido significantly. I am 69 and feeling more like 45. Other than the mild burning after applying it (like some deodorants) I have not experienced any negative side effects. Application, once you realize you don't push the pump like you do with Androgel (sends it flying), but press slowly and apply slowly it is actually faster and easier to do with less mess. I would highly recommend trying this if you are having problems with diminished libido."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I was on Axiron for 11 months using three pumps per day, after a while I began having adverse effects in the form of out of control libido and uncontrollable desires that I had never had before. During the time my Dr. never tested me so I have no idea where I was at. Some men may think this is ok, but the side effects on me where horrible."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I have been on the gel for 5 months and all I can say is wow! My doctor put me on a strict diet and told me to try this. I was hesitant at first but after about a week of use I started to see some serious changes. Sex drive, energy, alertness, and overall performance. I had gained quite a bit of weight, to be exact I was 418 lbs! With diet, exercise, and increasing my test levels I have lost 68 lbs and still dropping. My side effects were a little different from others. My ejaculation increased and my size increased as well. Also I shave my arm pits now to ensure that all the medication is being absorb, and I apply the medication at night after I shower. I also wait about 25 mins before getting dress."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I've been using Axiron for a year now and have mostly enjoyed the results. My T level was 293 before starting Axiron & now is roughly 570 at quarterly blood tests. I've experienced the good results, alertness, happiness and an overall feeling of well being. I also take 125 mcg of Thyroid med every morning for hypothyroidism, my Cholestorol is 118, down from 400. I have no complaints about Axiron except what has happened to my testicles. They were big, and hung down nicely. I noticed after about 5 months on Axiron that they weren't hanging down as normal, but I chalked that up to age, more than using Axiron for my TRT..... after paying closer attention, I now have testicles that are about 60% of their pre-Axiron size. "
For Hypogonadism, Male "Gentlemen I am following up with my prior review of AXIRON. Now that I have been on it for two months there are a couple of well, downsides to this and depending upon how you view such things you may find them a negative. My "boys" have indeed gotten smaller (not to a huge degree) and the amount of "ejaculate" I put out is much, MUCH less. At 53 I don't give a care about those things but some do. I have lost a full inch of fat off my waste, sex is great again. I actually feel like doing things again to working out more, etc. etc. Whatever tradeoffs there are they are worth it."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I'm a 31 year old male who has been on Axiron for a month. I noticed I was feeling tired and moody, but had no sexual side effects. I had my doc check my T levels and it came back at 179. He sent me to a urologist who checked my T levels again and it had dropped 10 points in 2 weeks to 169. He started me on Axiron with 2 pumps under each arm. This made me feel like I was going to come out of my skin, much like how ephedrine makes you feel. I called my doc and he said to go to 1 pump under each arm. That seemed to work fine with no side effects. After 2 or 3 days my energy levels and mood had improved. I went back to the doc after 2 weeks on Axiron to get my T level checked and it was at 1300! I go back in 3 months to get checked again."
For Hypogonadism, Male "Axiron seems to be working well for me. I am 35 and this is my first hormone replacement used so I do not know about how the others might work for me. I am awaiting my first blood test results after 7 weeks of usage, but I feel honestly like a normal man again. I don't know how else to put it. My initial levels were at 140 prior to starting therapy with zero sex drive that was impacting my marriage, fatigue and loss of interest in normal 'fun' things. Within 3-5 days of starting Axiron my libido returned to teen-age levels, I have ample energy and interest in my normal hobbies again. The application is a little to get used to, but once I got it, I have no issues. Otherwise it would have gotten a '10' from me. Thank you!"
For Hypogonadism, Male "I have tried it all! Very frustrated with the lack of results, my doctor put me on Axiron about a month ago. This is the one product that has truly changed my life. I feel much better. I feel much more energetic and my anxiety and mood issues are gone. I really hope this is not to good to be true! "
For Hypogonadism, Male "Switched from Androgel to Axiron 3 weeks ago as total T levels slipped back into low range. Effects were immediate and noticeable. Great workouts, better mood, more energy, increased libido and truly major physical changes! I'm 50 years old and for the first time in my life I have a lean, flat stomach and without changing my workout at all. My weights at the gym have increased by about 20%. I do 45 mins of lifting, 30 mins of cardio 4-5 times a week. In three weeks, my body has changed completely and people are noticing! Go back to Dr. in 3 weeks to check levels....so far, it's been amazing for me."
For Hypogonadism, Male "Hi, I'm a 35-year old male with Hypogonadism (primary testicular failure not producing any sperm and smaller testies). My T level was 200 nmol/L which is below the lower limit of the normal range. This is day 2 on being on Axiron (60 mg / day dose) and I already feel different: my mental cloudiness is gone, I have more energy and I don't need to drink that much coffee to stay awake. Got a strong 'morning wood' like I haven't had in years. Erections, orgasms also quite improved already! I feel that my body is finally performing at the level it should be. Yeah! The only downside is I observed myself snapping momentarily with anger for small things.. I'll keep posting about my experience. I can't believe how different I feel in just 2 days!"
For Hypogonadism, Male "I just want to see if anyone has had this experience. My husband started axiron 4 weeks ago and the day he started it, miraculously his personality changed. He has got an extremely low sex drive, with a T level on the lowest side of normal levels but the main reason he started axiron woz due to his irritable, moody, crabby personality. Thing is , he bought a new car around the same time so it is possibly a combination of things as to why his mood is not so crappy. I actually like spending time with him now and I guess I shouldn't worry as to why his persona has improved greatly but I'm just curious. He is 46."
For Hypogonadism, Male "I've done Androgel and a clinical trial for Fortigel, both of which were applied to the upper thigh. The feeling of these treatments was different to me than that of Axiron. Axiron seems to fill me with more energy and I can literally feel it work as my body surges with more energy. Libido is improved, but not as noticeably as the Fortigel, but still good. I like the Axiron better than the others, it gives me a nice, well rounded energetic feeling."
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