Side Effects of AxironAs with any medicine, Axiron may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Axiron include but are not limited to:
- Armpit irritation
- Armpit redness
(Click Axiron Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Axiron can potentially react with a number of other medications (see Axiron Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Axiron if you have:
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Sleep apnea
- High blood calcium (hypercalcemia)
- Thyroid problems
- High cholesterol
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Axiron and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Axiron and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Axiron Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)