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Can You Take Prednisone And Testosterone Injection
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. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Does long term prednisone use lower testosterone? And if so, will it rise back to normal levels after tapering off?
Today I got my testosterone levels checked and forgot to mention that I was on day 3 of a 5 day course of Prednisone. Will it matter?
Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?
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 physicians. ...Read more
Maybe (not). . .: What are "tubules"? If you're already taking testosterone injections, ask whoever is prescribing or selling you "tubules" if it's safe. If you're already taking "tubules", ask testosterone-prescribing physician. As another source of info, ask your pharmacist about drug-drug interactions. Bottom line, always tell your family doc everything that you're taking, prescription or otherwise. ...Read more
The ester will determine half life but feeling/seeing effects really depends on other hormones and enzymes interacting on the testosterone. Assume 2-3 weeks to determine noticeable effects; maybe sooner for test prop but again, it depends wildly for
individual. If you don't see/feel changes you may have to switch delivery (inject vs cream), frequency or check other hormone interaction. ...Read more
Intramuscular use: Only: Vastus lateralis muscle in the thigh and/or Gluteus Maximus muscle in the buttocks. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Please explain why you need a testosterone shot!
Healthy 26 year old women should be generating enough testosterone without adding more. Unless your Gynecologist has found that your testosterone is low there is absolutely no indication for this.
"Too much of a good thing" is not good for anybody. ...Read more
My husband takes testosterone injections of 200 mg (I can't tif it is weekly or monthly) but will this make him unable to get me pregnant?
I've been diagnosed with low testosterone. I was given an injection and some testosterone pills to take for 6 weeks. When will I see results?
Depends. . .: So you were diagnosed w/low T. What symptoms are you trying to resolve or results do you want to achieve? Did doc figure out why T is low aside from confirming such? Did doc explain risk of infertility? Heart attack? Stroke? Change in mood for worse? Acne? Hair loss? Gynecomastia? Prostate issues? Tremendous risk for liver disease from T pills (that's old school - shouldn't be used). 19yo is young ...Read more
My t level has been tested in the low 100s and it has been reccomended that I take injections. How common are the side effects associated with testosterone theropy?
Uncommon: Side effects from testosterone therapy are not common if it is not over replaced. Before treatment, ideally, the t level should be checked ~ 8am and a free t level should be obtained by a reliable lab. If the total t level is > 100 it is usually not due to a serious anatomic problem in the area of the pituitary. Injections, gels, or patches are available. Injections can lead to 'ups and downs'. ...Read more
I go to a pain management doctor who prescribed mscontin and a wellness doctor who has prescribed testosterone injections...Is it ok to take these?
Sometimes needed: Opioids are know to depress levels of testosterone if taken chronically. Therefore, testosterone supplementation is sometimes needed. ...Read more
Maybe a few days: Realistically, as soon as you get a shot of testosterone, it should start working on you immediately. But it may take a few days for you to feel increase in t level. If you're getting t cypionate or t enanthate shots, it may take upwards of a month or so to reach steady state levels in your blood. We typically recommend smaller volume of weekly injections rather than larger less frequent shots. ...Read more
Have given one injection of testosterone if I don't take another am I still at risk for its side effects?
No: You would not be at risk for wothdrawal if that is what you are asking. However, you will likely continue to have or have recurrence of the symptoms related to testosterone deficiency.. ...Read more
My husband was just put on testosterone shots because his levels were extremely low. Can he take OTC testosterone with the injections?
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 33 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. Topical ANDROGEL IS BETTER. ...Read more
Is it essential that I take prednisone on top of a n injection of dexamethizone, use of advair, z pac tessalon pearls for bronchitis?
No.: I would certainly not treat my patients with so much medication it sounds like overkill. ...Read more
I got a rocephin injection 8 hours ago for pneumonia and an rx for Zithromax for 5 days. Do I take that now or wait? Do I need to take the prednisone?
Dear Nath, I was taking testosterone deficiency treatment in Singapore. I was undergoing this treatment for about 5 years in Singapore. I had moved to USA recently and before moving to USA, my Singapore doctor prescribed me to take Nebido injection one v
I CAN't locate Nibid: Tell us all what Nibido is. It is not in our drug ref book ...Read more
Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil (cefprozil) antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?
I am 80 year old male with testosterone of 309 and a low t/e ratio doc wants to give t injections can I get by without it?
Medicine: In medicine a lab result is just that a lab result. A number. If you are not experiencing any problems or symptoms that are intolerable then you do not need to start on a treatment. If there are no symptoms there would be no benefit to the treatment. It is just a number. What is important is how your health is and if you have intolerable symptoms. ...Read more
My doctor started me on 1ml testosterone e injections a month, but that seems a little long between doses. Is this normal? I used to use androgel 1.62
Twice monthly: Is probably better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shots: Testosterone (t) injections are one of least expensive means of boosting one's testosterone level. Oil-based t cypionate & t enanthate are best given in muscle (buttocks or thighs) at least weekly to minimize ups & downs since half-life of this version is 7-10 days. If you get a shot every 2-4 weeks, your peak levels will be much higher than necessary & your trough (lowest) level will be too low. ...Read more
Why are you taking Azathioprine?
What is your reason for taking testosterone? If you have seen a doctor and a diagnosis of male hypogonadism with low testosterone has beendecided follow your doctor's orders.
If your testosterone levels are normal DO NOT TAKE TESTOSTERONE - more chance for long term harm than good! ...Read more
Yes, by someone else: More likely than not, testosterone replacement therapy, whether by injection, cream/lotion/gel or patch, will render a man infertile. However, that is not to say that his female partner should not use contraception, just that, if fertility is an issue, he should find another way to increase t w/o replacing t directly. For instance, off-label Clomiphene or tamoxifen can be used to increase t level. ...Read more
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