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Medications

Axiron Topical Solution 2% (30 mg/pump)

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • hormonal disorder
  • decreased appetite

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Pump a dose onto the applicator. Use applicator to apply medicine to armpit. Keep applicator upright as much as possible while applying medicine.

Apply medicine only to clean, intact, dry skin under the arm pit. Wear clothing that covers the area. Wait for medicine to dry before putting on clothes. Do not use the medicine on any other area of the body.

Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.

Do not rub the medicine into the skin.

Use medicine only on clean, intact, dry skin. Rub medication thoroughly into skin. Allow medicine to dry before it touches your clothing.

If your dose is more than one pump, allow the medicine to dry completely before applying more medicine.

Store in original bottle, tightly closed and upright.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

This medicine should only be used on the skin.

If you use antiperspirant or deodorant, use those at least 2 minutes before applying this medicine.

Use the medicine only on normal looking skin. Avoid areas of the skin that are red, have scrapes, or damaged.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.

Allow treated area to completely dry (about 10 minutes) before covering with clothing.

Do not shower, bathe, or swim for at least 2 hours after applying the medicine.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not freeze the medicine.

This medicine is flammable. Do not use it near heaters, open flame or while smoking. Do not crush, puncture, or burn container.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

This medicine is not safe for women or children. Wash the area where you applied this medication thoroughly before you have skin to skin contact with another person. Keep clothing that has touched the medicine away from women, children, and pets until they can be washed in warm water.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Talk to your doctor about getting a complete physical exam every year while on this medicine.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not let other people touch the skin where this medicine is applied.

Pregnant women should not handle this medicine or be exposed to patients receiving this medicine.

This medicine must not be used by women. Pregnant women must avoid touching the area where a man has applied the medicine.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

If you have had a heart attack or a stroke within the past 6 months, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

If you have painful erection or an erection for more than 4 hours, seek medical care right away.

This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • acne
  • breast pain or swelling
  • burning or stinging
  • dizziness
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • breathing interruption during sleep
  • chest pain
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • mood changes
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • shortness of breath
  • light colored stool
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • sweating
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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