A 29-year-old male asked:
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does long term prednisone use lower testosterone? and if so, will it rise back to normal levels after tapering off?

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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 linked to lower testosterone levels. Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7983641.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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