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Is medication necessarily required to increase testosterone? Does medication can have bad effects on existing ed.?

Is medication necessarily required to increase testosterone? Does medication can have bad effects on existing ed.?

Medication: Is required only if your testosterone level is below normal, which is possible, but generally uncommon in someone your age unless you have abused pain meds or Anabolic steroids in the past. Get a complete w/u from a competent physician. Low testosterone can cause ed, but is an uncommon cause at least statistically. ...Read more

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Bringing back testosterone to normal level via medication will this remove ED completely? Any chances of effects that can cause here?

Maybe: Ed can be caused by many things, only of them is low testosterone. Even people with normal levels can have ed; only way to find out is to correct it first. Testosterone supplements do have many side effects so it's important to take only if needed and as given. ...Read more

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What medications interfere with testosterone levels?

What medications interfere with testosterone levels?

6 major | 113 total: According to drugs. Com, there are 113 drugs that interact with testosterone: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/testosterone. Html

these medications are listed as having major interactions: anisindione, dicumarol, leflunomidev, lomitapide, teriflunomide, warfarin. ...Read more

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Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Testosterone: If your Testosterone is normal it should not have any effect on diabetes. If your testosterone is low it could have some effect on diabetes. Please check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a pain patient. I was recently put on testosterone 2 ml weekly. Can taking this lessen the effect of my pain medication? I take 50mg oxcy daily.

I am a pain patient. I was recently put on testosterone 2 ml weekly. Can taking this lessen the effect of my pain medication? I take 50mg oxcy daily.

Testosterone: No it should not. Low testosterone actually makes the pain feel worse. So by getting the level back to normal your pain should actually feel better. ...Read more

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What medication are good for low testosterone?

No medicine: Given your age the most important and urgent problem would be finding why you have low testosterone. ...Read more

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I have low energy, moody, and difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Do I need testosterone or ED medication?

I have low energy, moody, and difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Do I need testosterone or ED medication?

Decreased libido: Your presentation could possibly be a benign pituitary tumor which you want to have evaluated because as as it grows will displace normal tissue. If imaging is negative and hormonal levels are normal look for disease states which alter the autonomic nervous system function most commonly allergy or sleep disturbances or both eg sleep apnea.this obviously assumes normal physical exam to include geni ...Read more

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Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

No Treatment: This request is out of the bounds for this simple application. We do not provide treatment or specific treatment recommendations. These questions are best directed to the physician prescribing this treatment for you. ...Read more

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I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

Natural supplements: Are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more

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I think my testosterone medication is causing high blood pressure. What do I do?

I think my testosterone medication is causing high blood pressure. What do I do?

Talk to your doctor: You are possibly correct. Testosterone supplements (cream, injetions, etc) can cause blood pressure to rise through more than one mechanism. You need to talk to your doctor about why did you start the medication (a number, a severe problem), whether to continue/decrease/stop, and to look into other possible causes/treatments for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can hyperactive thyroid increase your testosterone lvl? And if so will thyroid medication help bring it down?

See answer: Testosterone (T) exists in blood in three forms: 50-60% tightly bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein (biologically inactive); 40-50% weakly bound to Albumin protein (active); and 3-5% unbound/Free T (active). Hyperthyroidism can cause higher levels of SHBG (inactive T) leading to higher serum levels of Total T, but unchanged or relative decrease in the two active forms of T. ...Read more

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No libido, testosterone levels are fine. Hypothyroid, but levels check out ok with medication. What is the next step our test or step?

No libido, testosterone levels are fine. Hypothyroid, but levels check out ok with medication. What is the next step our test or step?

Many things affect: libido.From mood/depression to medications, to physiologic disorders of vasculature, and the complex list goes on. Many times there is more than one cause (multi factorial).If libido is the problem, consult first with Endocrinology. If medical work up is equivocal, don't forget Sex Therapist.Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

Viagra (sildenafil): First of all, Viagra (sildenafil) does not increase testosterone levels and males or females. Secondly, use of testosterone in females to increase libido is dicey at best. It should only be done under the supervision of a qualified gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause attention problems and is it okay to be prescribed ADHD medication?

Can low testosterone cause attention problems and is it okay to be prescribed ADHD medication?

Possibly, and no.: Testosterone and other androgenic hormones are important in many cognitive functions, and significantly decreased levels have been shown to contribute to some cognitive impairment. Usually, this occurs in much older patients and patients on androgen blockade for prostate cancer. But medications for adhd are not indicated for this case, nor have they proven to show significant improvement. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

Depersonalization: Depersonalization can come from multiple sources. For depersonalization disorder, medications are not the main part of treatment -- psychotherapy is. The medications may support the person and help manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, etc. They will not cure the condition, though. Such a person may be dealing with a history of severe abuse, and depersonalization has become a coping style. ...Read more

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Insurance doesn't cover medications for low testosterone is there any over-the-counter treatment for low testosterone?

Cost: Over the counter products are not effective. The best way to replace low testosterone is either with testosterone gel or as intramuscular injections. Both of these need to be prescribed by your doctor. You do have the option of paying for it out of pocket if your insurance does not cover it. In this case the intramuscular injection is cheaper. ...Read more

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M 29 years old male with serum testosterone level 674 ng/dl. I have very less facial n body hair. What medication should I take?

M 29 years old male with serum testosterone level 674 ng/dl. I have very less facial n body hair. What medication should I take?

None.: You are giving your total testosterone level, not as good as free. However, this is above average. Facial and body hair are not only deterrmined by tesosterone levels but also by genetics. Chines and japanese are relatively hairless comapred to most caucasians, but hormone levels are identical. The same is true for most african blacks. No ethical physican would supplment you! ...Read more

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What are treatment options and medication side effects for low testosterone in a young male (25)?

Low T: There are several treatment options for low t in younger men. We do not give testosterone as we can shut off their own system of production. This usually is due to the system decreasing production and not the bodies ability to produce. We find the underlying cause for the low level such as Insulin resistance or low dhea. We can also use HCG injections or Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate the production. ...Read more

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Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy a viable alternative to SSRI medications to fight depression?

Not an alternative: No, testosterone replacement should only be used for men with testosterone deficiency. Depression is totally different. If you are not testosterone deficient, more T will not help you, and will only give you side effects. ...Read more

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If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more

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I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face. Medication gives temporary relief. Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face. Medication gives temporary relief. Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

Need prescriptions: Over the counter benzoyl peroxide v
can be tried. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids derivatives. Topical or oral antibiotics are often effective. In your case your doctor may decide to prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone), a relatively safe oral medication, which should help if "hormonal problem". ...Read more

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If sombody have depression and anxiety can he use clomid (clomiphene) for low testosterone? Dose this medication well make it worse? Or only temporarily

If sombody have depression and anxiety can he use clomid (clomiphene) for low testosterone? Dose this medication well make it worse? Or only temporarily

Check with your doc: In general it does not but you should never add or stopped or replace any medication without informing your doctor. They need to be aware of all your medications and supplements and herbal and all OTC medicine and drugs legal and illegal street drugs that you take otherwise they could not help you. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?

Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): Although there are many causes for reduced libido, xyzal (levocetirizine) can potentially cause fatigue and sedation in a small % of people leading to reduced sex drive. Try without it for a couple of days and see if the tiger gets awakened.
Neither affects testosterone production or effect. ...Read more

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What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

Off-label options: 1st, there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that can/will increase testosterone production, no matter what miracles they promise. Don't buy into their ads as manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. 2nd, (way) off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied as a means to increase t production in men while retaining fertility. ...Read more

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Androderm (Definition)

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