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Prednisone And Infertility
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
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
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
What are treatment options for high testosterone. I'm trying to conceive and I have pcos caused by high testosterone. Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin failed.
Here are some ...: With thus far in your care for PCOS, it would not most logical and beneficial to bring this Q to the treating doctor so timely modification of care could be given. At this time, further online inquiry tends to cause more unnecessary confusion and anxiety. So, contact your treating doc who should be in line of today's knowledge and options of care. Worst, seeking second opinion is still easier &... ...Read more
I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?
Weight medications: The easy answer is "yes." however 1) the weight gain tendency caused (primarily) by Prednisone will continue, so consider finding an effective regimen for your RA and pain that doesn't cause weight gain. 2) Phentermine generally only works well for a short period of time. Most people who use it find that it wears off after several weeks or months. There may be better weight options besides phent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?
Perhaps: Infliximab may decrease sperm motility and the number of normal oval forms. Whether these changes translate into impaired fertility is unknown. 6mp has been rarely associated with birth defects even when the father takes the medication. The benefits, however, often outweigh the risks and you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can prednisone affect birth control? Can being on prednisone for a month plus a steroid shot cause pregnancy?
Probably not: There is no evidence that prednisone reduces the effectiveness of birth control. Taking prednisone while on birth control can increase likelihood and severity of side effects from the prednisone. If you think you may be pregnant, you should do a pregnancy test. It is important to know for sure. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, you should be taking Folic acid to help prevent birth defects. ...Read more
Can a low dose (5mg) of prednisone (prescribed to reduce mild adrenal hyperplasia to improve female fertility) aggravate my depression?
Yes it can: Yes, Prednisone can aggravate depression. Please discuss this with your physicians. Dose adjustments may be needed in your prednisone, your antidepressants, or both. If feeling depressed but not yet being treated for depression, an evaluation could help discern what's going on. Effective treatment could be provided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I continue my testosterone cypionate injection 1cc, and my anti estrogen ( anastrazole) while on augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone for strep throat?
Confusing....: Not knowing your age, medical hx.............Prednisone for strep throat is odd. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is the antibiotic which works with your immune system to get rid of strep. Prednisone supresses your immune system. If you had tested strep throat, just amoxicillin would have been enough........ ...Read more
Can I take Megace (megestrol) Es and Prednisone 10mg, also a steroid, together? Are there any negative interactions?
Ok: If you use it for the right indications, then should be ok. There are no significant interactions between the two drugs. ...Read more
Generally not: Clomid (clomiphene) is an anti-estrogen that causes the pituitary gland to produce more fsh (egg recruiting hormone). However, in some cases it also binds to the uterus and cervix and can thin the lining and dry up cervical mucous. As an alternative we use newer medications called aromatase inhibitors (femara). Talk to your physician about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid side effects: Even high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is not known to cause infertility. Other immunosuppressives can cause infertility. Why do you receive this treatment? The underlying cause or disease process you might have could also cause this. Need to check in with the doctor giving you solumedrol (methylprednisolone). ...Read more
I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.
Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take other fertility helpers with my metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) to help get pregnant with pcos?
Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?
Question for rheumatologists : we can give nsaids and low dose corticostiroids together for patient on RA waiting for dmards to take its efficacy ?
Yes and no: This type of combination is common, but since each class of medication increases risk for GI side effects, caution is important. Using a medication such as Omeprazole to protect the stomach is a good idea, and minimizing the dose and duration of the corticosteroid is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer