7 Reasons Why Oral Testosterone Might work better for you
Benefits of Oral Testosterone
Oral testosterone is quickly gaining popularity due to the valuable benefits it can provide to you. Here’s a list of just a few of those benefits summed up:
- Lymphatic Absorption
Oral testosterone undecanoate bypasses the liver through lymphatic absorption – and avoids liver problems, even with long-term use.
- It’s Convenient to Take
Softgel capsules of oral testosterone are commercially available and easy to take.
- It’s a Painless Testosterone Therapy Option
Oral testosterone doesn’t involve any pain as other therapeutic options like intramuscular or subcutaneous injections do.
- No Messes
Testosterone gels can be messy to use and absorption may be unreliable – while oral testosterone allows for consistency.
- Multiple Dosages Available
There are several drug dosages available for oral T making it a therapeutic option for men with varying testosterone levels.
- Has not show Testicular Shrinkage
Due to pituitary staying active, there have been no reported instances of testicular shrinkage. This is common in other therapies such as injections.
- Short-Acting Formulation Available
Testosterone undecanoate, offered in various forms, is short-acting reaching peal testosterone levels in as little as 2-5 hours.
Oral testosterone, thus makes for a reliable therapeutic option for hypogonadal men and helps to successfully treat testosterone deficiency.
What is Testosterone Undecanoate?
When facing symptoms of testosterone deficiency, understanding the nuances of different testosterone forms is crucial. Testosterone undecanoate (TU) stands out, offering both oral and injectable options.
The oral route, a therapeutic advancement, allows convenient daily administration, providing a painless alternative to injections and avoiding the complexities of transdermal therapies. With FDA approval in 2019, TU, known for lymphatic absorption, maintains healthy testosterone levels effectively, making it a versatile choice for individuals with varying symptoms and lifestyles.
KYZATREX® (testosterone undecanoate) is a prescription drug that is used to treat adult men who have low or no testosterone levels due to certain medical conditions.
KYZATREX is a controlled substance (CIII) because it contains testosterone. It is not known if KYZATREX is safe or effective in males younger than 18 years old. Improper use may affect bone growth in children. KYZATREX is not meant for use by women.
Important Safety Information for KYZATREX®
KYZATREX can increase blood pressure, which can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke and can increase risk of death due to a heart attack or stroke. Your risk may be greater if you have already had a heart attack or stroke or if you have other risk factors for heart attack or stroke.
– If your blood pressure increases while on KYZATREX, blood pressure medicines may need to be started.
– If you are currently taking blood pressure medicines, they may need to be changed or new blood pressure medicines may need to be added to control your blood pressure.
– If your blood pressure cannot be controlled, KYZATREX may need to be stopped.
Your healthcare provider will monitor your blood pressure while you are being treated with KYZATREX.
Do not take KYZATREX if you: have breast cancer; have or might have prostate cancer; are a woman who is pregnant (KYZATREX may harm your unborn baby); are allergic to KYZATREX or any of its ingredients; or have low testosterone without certain medical conditions (e.g., do not take KYZATREX if you have low testosterone due to age).
Before you take KYZATREX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: have high blood pressure or are treated for high blood pressure; have a history of diabetes; have heart problems; have high red blood cell count (hematocrit) or high hemoglobin laboratory value; have urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate; have liver or kidney problems; or have problems breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking KYZATREX with certain other medicines can affect each other. Especially, tell your healthcare provider if you take: insulin; medicines that decrease blood clotting (blood thinners); corticosteroids; or medicines that increase blood pressure, such as some cold medicine and pain medicines.
KYZATREX may cause other serious side effects including:
- Increase in red blood cell count (hematocrit) or hemoglobin, which can increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. You may need to stop KYZATREX if your red blood cell count increases.
- If you already have an enlarged prostate, your signs and symptoms may worsen while taking KYZATREX. These may include: increased urination at night; trouble starting your urine stream; urinating many times during the day; urge to go to the bathroom right away; a urine accident; inability to pass urine or weak urine flow.
- Increased risk of prostate cancer.
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs. Signs and symptoms of a blood clot in your leg can include pain, swelling or redness. Signs and symptoms of a blood clot in your lungs can include difficulty breathing or chest pain.
- Abuse. Testosterone can be abused when taken at higher than prescribed doses and when used with other anabolic androgenic steroids. Abuse can cause serious heart and psychological side effects.
- In large doses, KYZATREX may lower your sperm count.
- Liver problems. Symptoms of liver problems may include: nausea or vomiting; yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes; dark urine; pain on the right side of your stomach area (abdominal pain).
- Swelling of your ankles, feet, or body (edema), with or without heart failure.
- Enlarged or painful breasts.
- Breathing problems while you sleep (sleep apnea).
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the serious side effects listed above.
The most common side effect of KYZATREX is high blood pressure. Other side effects may include: headache, joint or back pain, diarrhea, increased red blood cell count, anxiety, constipation, swelling of the legs, and increased prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.
These are not all the possible side effects of KYZATREX. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Marius [by visiting www.mariuspharma.com].
Keep KYZATREX and all medicines out of the reach of children.
See Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for KYZATREX.