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Doctor insights on: Estrogen Interactions

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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal ?

Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal ?

Why testosterone?: Do you mean interactions between the two or between e and t and other drugs? First of all, it is not recommended that women take testosterone at all. Re: estrogen and other drugs- it can affect the levels of other drugs that circulate in the blood bound to proteins, like levothyroxine and warfarin. ...Read more

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Are estrogen pills safe?

Are estrogen pills safe?

Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then i suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more

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Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Interesting question: Nocturnal secretion of melatonin has been shown to affect secretion of prolactin. To my knowledge melatonin can exacerbate mild hyperprolactinemia. The relationship between Progesterone and prolactin i think is more unclear. We know thatprogesterone can affect prolactin in various ways. I'm curious to know in what context you would like to know the answer to this question? ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more

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Does flutamide ( antiandrogen) interact with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Does flutamide ( antiandrogen) interact with synthroid (thyroxine)?

No it doesn't: But your medication list notes both synthroid (with is a quality brand-name levothyroxine) as well as levothyroxine. Hopefully, you're not taking both. The brand name synthroid is the better product of the two. ...Read more

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Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Tried: Could not find these drugs in the literature. Can u check the spellings? Also include their market names if possible. Also you can try to find your own answer on drugs.com. ...Read more

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Can mixing celexa, Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and crestor cause headaches?

Can mixing celexa, Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and crestor cause headaches?

Not usually: There are no interactions among those three drugs. That isn't to say that you couldn't have a headache related to any one of them alone. We're all individuals and anything is possible. The usual approach to determining if there is a side effect is to stop them, see if your symptom promptly resolves, then re-add them one-by-one. ...Read more

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Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any known drug interactions between bupropion and diindolylmethane supplements?

Any known drug interactions between bupropion and diindolylmethane supplements?

Communicate: Before adding a supplement it is a good idea to communicate your intention to the prescribing physician. I am unaware of a specific interaction between this supplement and bupropion. Wellbutrin is not metabolized by cyp 1a2, which appears to be liver enzyme that can be affected by this supplement. ...Read more

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Synthroid (thyroxine) and estrogen interaction; does this cause weight gain?

No: Being on estrogen may cause you to need more synthroid, (thyroxine) but if your thyroid level is normal, it makes no difference whether you are on estrogen or not. ...Read more

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Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

No: There are some people who say it helps with PMS, but no scientific data showing it does anything at all. Should be avoided in pregnancy, breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) raise shbg (sex hormone binding gobulin) levels?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) raise shbg (sex hormone binding gobulin) levels?

Interesting question: I have not found any publications specifically studying this question. Antipsychotics and Prozac (fluoxetine) can affect prolactin, potentially changing sex hormone levels. This may or may not relate to shbg levels, though. I did find one small (20 patients) study online concerning low testosterone levels and antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction: http://tinyurl.Com/mk84cfr further research needed. ...Read more