A 43-year-old member asked:
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does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

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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 testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018

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