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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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Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Yes: They can interact with thyroid hormone medications. Do not take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Do dhea levels decrease with age?

Do dhea levels decrease with age?

Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes. ...Read more

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What OTC supplements can help with my testosterone levels?

What OTC supplements can help with my testosterone levels?

The Facts: 1) an otc supplement is a food product. They are not supposed to nor do they treat any medical conditions....Including low testosterone syndroms {read the otc disclaimer} otc supplement makers are allowed to make unsubstantiated claims...They are not drugs 2) only prescription drugs have proven benefits. 3) if otc supplements had proven benefits, they would immediately be classified as a drug. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplements interfere with hypothyroidism treatment?

Can calcium supplements interfere with hypothyroidism treatment?

Yes: Calcium supplements — or antacids containing calcium — can interfere with the absorption of levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, others), a synthetic form of thyroid hormone. This interference happens chiefly if you take levothyroxine and calcium supplements at or near the same time. You can avoid this problem with the following steps: Don't take calcium supplements or antacids at the same time you take levothyroxine. , Take any products containing calcium at least four hours before or after taking levothyroxine. . Other supplements — especially those containing iron — also can interfere with absorption of levothyroxine, as can certain foods and medications. If your doctor prescribes levothyroxine, be sure to tell him or her about all the other drugs and supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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Can OTC supplements help with my testosterone levels?

Can OTC supplements help with my testosterone levels?

Exercise and sleep: The best way to boost your t levels is to work out 50 minutes daily and sleep at least 8 hours a night. Multiple studies show these 2 lifestyle changes will significantly improve a man's t level. ...Read more

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To what extent could dosages of anti-depressants, levoxl, and propranolol interact and impact TSH levels ? Should they be managed holistically?

To what extent could dosages of anti-depressants, levoxl, and propranolol interact and impact TSH levels ? Should they be managed holistically?

Interact: Best advice is to monitor TSH level every 6 weeks to titrate your thyroxine dose. As regards antidepressants, i believe a holistic approach may be suitable for managing depression as long as it is not major depression or bipolar. ...Read more

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Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Antihistamines: Taking antihistamines does not affect the function of your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Which medications or supplements interfere with thyroid blood tests results?

Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tegretol effect testosterone levels in any way?

Can tegretol effect testosterone levels in any way?

There is some: Recent information that correlates lower free testosterone levels with use of tegretol. Check w/your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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High dheas, other hormones normal. Not pcos. What can be other reasons for high dheas? What medicine should I take? Metformin increased dheas levels

How high?: Chronic stress has the potential to increase the dheas although it doesn't do this in everyone. Rarely an adrenal or ovarian tumor can raise the level but almost always raises testosterone also - which you report is normal. Dheas can have weak "male hormone" effect, causing mainly increased unwanted hair growth. Typically one counters this oral contraceptives and, sometimes, spironolactone. ...Read more

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Can you recover your testosterone level and sperm count level after being used to estrogen pills like micropil?

Can you recover your testosterone level and sperm count level after being used to estrogen pills like micropil?

Here are some...: What are the underlying reasons for your using estrogen-containing pill, which may be importantly to affect the recovery of testosterone and sperm count after its discontinuation? So, ask your treating doc so to deduce the prospect after stopping estrogen-containing pill. The only surest thing to do is stop it, watch, see, and monitor by clinical reassessment and T-level & luteinizing hormone test ...Read more

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Developed adult acne related to hormone replacement. Testosterone estrogen levels low. Use clindamycin 1% and not helping. What can I use?

Developed adult acne related to hormone replacement. Testosterone estrogen levels low. Use clindamycin 1% and not helping. What can I use?

Ideas: 1st of all-your hormone levels may not b checked accurately. Blood levels don't work for topicals. Sounds like u need hormones adjusted. If that doesn't help sometimes a course of antibiotics (doxycycline or Minocycline ) can help treat acne. It really sounds like you are getting too much hormone. ...Read more

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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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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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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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My fiance was on speed for years and has been sober now for 3 yrs. He had a very high sex drive on drugs now has none. His testosterone level normal?

My fiance was on speed for years and has been sober now for 3 yrs. He had a very high sex drive on drugs now has none. His testosterone level normal?

Neurotoxic effects?: meth does have a wide effects to the body including neurotoxicitiy to the gonadal system. after chronic usage it may have damaged his sexual function. ...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'm 59 years old, wonder what's the best way to increase my testosterone levels?

Is it low?: First determine if your levels are ok or if you need testosterone - and if you do what is the cause of the low testosterone. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what effect alcohol has on testosterone levels?

I'm curious as to what effect alcohol has on testosterone levels?

Lower levels: Ethanol is considered to be "mildly" antiandrogenic. Intermittent light consumption is probably not an issue, but with aging, daily heavy alcohol consumption can cause increased serum levels of Estradiol in men. Side effects of this increase include gynocomastia, increased body adiposity, decreased lean muscle, decreased libido, and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 year old male. Is 280 within normal testosterone levels?

I'm a 30 year old male. Is 280 within normal testosterone levels?

On the low side: Some lab range 200-800, others at 300-890, eitherway, yours is a bit low for a 30 yr-old. If you are having symptoms such as fatigue, low sex drive, loss of muscle mass etc...Consult doc for eval and treatment. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I'm 28 years old male and my testosterone level is 4.52 ng/ml. Is that normal for my age?

I'm 28 years old male and my testosterone level is 4.52 ng/ml. Is that normal for my age?

Yes, but...: Average healthy men have total testosterone level around 400-600 ng/dl or 4-6 ng/ml with a range of 270-1070 ng/dl or 2.7-10.7 ng/ml if tested around 6-10am to reflect its high circadian level. More? Ask doctor or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. For more on ED, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc... ...Read more

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My testosterone level is 467 ng/dl, it was taken at 9-10am, i'm 25-30 years old and i rarely have morning erections, what do you think?

I think you're norma: Your lab is normal, but really needs a free testosterone. It's slightly lower than would be expected for a male your age, so you could certainly repeat it on down the road, but you don't need supplementation. ...Read more

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Both times i had my testosterone levels checked, they were at 70 year old man levels. I'm 18. I have so many problems its overwhelming!'?

Is there a question?: Need 2 know what ur? ? Is. U gave a statement. Need more information in order 2 give u an answer. List your problems, some could b mental and some physical. ...Read more

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How to increase testosterone level?

Testosterone: The easiest way to increase your testosterone is to see a doctor who can check your testosterone level and then prescribe testosterone injectsble, cream, gel, or pellets that they can insert for you periodically. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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How do u get testosterone levels up?

How do u get testosterone levels up?

Testosterone: Get exam and proper studies. If low there are gels (better than injections b/c daily gel gives you a steady daily level. Shot gives a burst initially but it can wear out in a few weeks). Need to check lipid, hemoglobin, liver test, testosterone and prostate level every 6 month if taking testosterone. ...Read more

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How is testosterone levels measured?

How is testosterone levels measured?

Carefully!: Sorry! i couldn't resist. Testosterone is typically measured by blood test, same as you might do to check for high cholesterol or diabetes. Testosterone levels vary depending upon time of day, highest in morning & lowest in afternoon/evening. Normal reference range depends upon lab & equipment used as well as test ordered. You can also check levels via saliva although this isn't standardized. ...Read more

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