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Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

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

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Will taking steroids affect my birth control?

Will taking steroids affect my birth control?

Steroids and BC: Yes there may be an interference. Check with your doctor about a possible interference. ...Read more

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Can taking roxicodone (oxycodone) effect my unborn child?

Can taking roxicodone (oxycodone) effect my unborn child?

Yes.: All maternally ingested opioids including Codeine derivatives affect the developing fetal brain in untold ways. Best avoid all opioids during pregnancy unless no alternative is available. Fetuses can become addicted to maternally ingested/administered recreational drugs, including potent pain killers. ...Read more

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Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be damaging both to eggs and sperm and therefore needs to be monitored closely by your rheumatologist and fertility doctor. Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is also considered class d in pregnancy suggesting risk of fetal harm. Long term Prednisone therapy has little effect on sperm production or ovulation. ...Read more

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Is taking steroids for autoimmune disorder inflammation going to have long term health effects? Currently taking prednisone.

Is taking steroids for autoimmune disorder inflammation going to have long term health effects?
Currently taking prednisone.

Yes long term steroi: Long term prednisone is a corticosteroid. It his long-term side effects, including bone loss, osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, fractures, Ostenecrosis, weight gain, elevated cholesterol, and a variety of others. You need to discuss with your physician, see what medicines you can take to decrease the dose of corticosteroids, you need to see a rheumatologist to help through this ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take interferon alpha 2B while taking prednisolone?

Is it harmful to take interferon alpha 2B while taking prednisolone?

It depends: Upon what you're taking it for and multiple other factors. Check w/your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can taking anabolic steroids effect my RA or the medication I'm on?

Can taking anabolic steroids effect my RA or the medication I'm on?

Not a good idea.: The anabolic steroids are not a good idea. Your system is highly stimulated already with an autoimmune disease. There is no sense in adding more chemicals for this. And sometimes people are already on steroids for the RA. If you are on DMARDS I would not add to the mix with anabolic steroids. Best wishes. ...Read more

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33lady breastfeeding w/ asthma can I use prednisone?

33lady breastfeeding w/ asthma can I use prednisone?

Yes: If the asthma is bad enough, then yes, Prednisone can be used. There may be safer, less intense, alternatives like inhaled steroids, or bronchodilators, like albuterol (ventolin or proair), but there use really depends on the severity of the asthma attack. Your doctor will be able to tell you this. ...Read more

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Is prednisone and alpha liopic acid have interaction? Taking both

No: But you need to assess why you need to take prednisone which may cause a lot of long term complications when taken regularly. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

They may: I cannot find any studies of this issue, but did find several articles indicating that there are concerns that there may indeed be some interactions, especially in adolescents and young adults. WHY are you concerned about anabolic steroids? Are you using them for body building, and if so, are they prescribed? Talk to your health care professional and/or pharmacist asap as this may be harmful. ...Read more

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Should my mother stop taking her daily 81 aspirin while on hydrocodone/apap?

Should my mother stop taking her daily 81 aspirin while on hydrocodone/apap?

NO: There is no reason to stop the aspirin, and doing so could lead to dangerous complications. Sounds like your mom is elderly. Narcotic pain pills have much greater risk in the elderly. Please be very cautious and minimize their use. ...Read more

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Im taking apo-prednisone 5mg and tramacet can I continue taking my iron pills?

Im taking apo-prednisone 5mg and tramacet can I continue taking my iron pills?

You can and should: There should be no problem with taking iron supplements with these medications. If you were on them before, keep taking them. The only problem to be aware of is that both the tramacet and the iron can cause constipation so increase your fiber either with diet or supplements to manage this. ...Read more

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How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with  the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking  (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

They shouldn't: Interfer. You didn't mention the name of the antibiotic, but if all medications are received from the same pharmacy both the doctor and pharmacy should warn you if there is any interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

See details: You have asked this question before. I avoid you to avoid anabolic steroids because of the high likelihood of side effects including impotency, testicular atrophy, fits of rage and heart attacks. The use of this substance is the reason why so many professional wrestlers die so young. ...Read more

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1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done? 2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done?
2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

Prednisone and advil (ibuprofen): Agree about what Dr Bonilla wrote about prednisone and breastfeeding. Now about taking Advil (ibuprofen) and prednisone together: better be cautious, both irritate the stomach, increasing risk of GI bleed or gastritis, both can cause salt and water retention, increase blood pressure and cause edema, better space them, take a gut prophylaxis medication, and keep the dose to the minimum duration/amount ...Read more

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My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

No.: There are no drug interactions between your mother’s Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine) and Viramune (nevirapine) pills. These drugs both work together to treat HIV and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?

Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?

True!: Pulmicort is an inhaled form of corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation in your lungs that make asthma worse. The reason it has less side effects than the pill form is because the liver is able to break down much of the drug before it can affect the rest of your body. Pulmicort is the asthma drug of choice for pregnant patients and is category b. ...Read more

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Will taking steroids increase body hair?

Will taking steroids increase body hair?

Yes: Yes, steroids can increase body hair, as can several other medications. This will be a dose related side effect. ...Read more