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Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems.

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