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prednisone effects on testosterone

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe . . .: While Prednisone is a corticosteroid, unlike testosterone which is an anabolic steroid, at least one study suggests that taking Prednisone may be link ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: testosterone levels not affected by short courses of steroids! Hope this helps Dr z
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
No: While both of these analytes are steroid based, they are not tested for in the same methology. Testosterone is not going to cross react with prednison ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your p ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lama
Specializes in Urology
Several effcts: Low testosterone can lead to depression, low sex drive and lethargy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex dr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olumuyiwa Esuruoso
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Usually prednisone is given for inflammatory or autoimmune conditions. But it can also be prescribed for other reasons, such as treatment of asthma e ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For insta ... Read More

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