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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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Can I continue my testosterone cypionate injection 1cc, and my anti estrogen ( anastrazole) while on augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone for strep throat?

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

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Im currently taking clomiphene 50 mg. Will acyclovir affect the use of clomiphene?

No: No, there are no drug interactions with taking those two medications together. ...Read more

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I am on pentasa (mesalamine) and azathioprine. How to decrease toxicity, side effects?

I am on pentasa (mesalamine) and azathioprine. How to decrease toxicity, side effects?

Get another opinion: First, get help from a functional medicine physician in your area by going to a4m.Com and using doctor locator function to determine why you were told you need these meds and see if fixing the underlying problem or using safer nutritional supplements wouldn't be a better choice rather than being stuck on these meds for a lifetime. No meds - no side effects! ...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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Can i take steroids for my lungs while taking hCG to lose weight?

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Can i take steroids for my lungs while taking hCG to lose weight?

Go see your doctor: Despite what ads & marketing suggest, there's no proof that HCG causes weight loss. In fact, fda frowns upon sales of homeopathic HCG products for this purpose (http://goo.Gl/w863r). Talk to your doc about your wt concerns since oral steroids can cause weight gain while inhaled steroids are less likely to do so. But don't forget that you need to be able to breathe if you're going to lose weight! ...Read more

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I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. will it cancel my birth control? how long can i continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. will it cancel my birth control? how long  can i continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: If you have used these medicines without problems for 5 years and you are having regular periods, there is no reason to think you should change. ...Read more

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I have severe RA and take 10-20 mg of prednisone a day.im 26 and scheduled to get Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted next week. Can I continue taking pred while on M?

I have severe RA and take 10-20 mg of prednisone a day.im 26 and scheduled to get Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted next week. Can I continue taking pred while on M?

No reported problems: But.... ALWAYS make it a practice to advise ALL of the health professionals you see of ALL the medications you take in detail.Include OTC too. It's just a smart thing to do .Then, if a problem arises, knowledge is availabe. It's probably ok, but make sure. I hope you do well! ...Read more

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Hi if i stop testesterone and to help my body make own testesterone what dose of clomid (clomiphene) i can take? And for haw long

Hi if i stop testesterone and to help my body make own testesterone what dose of clomid (clomiphene) i can take? And for haw long

Start and check: 25 mg once a day for males is the starting dose, but it is important to check testosterone levels to see if it is working or not. Also if your levels are on the high side, 25 mg once every other day maybe indicated instead. ...Read more

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I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Don't waste UR money: I've heard of chlorophyll (chlorella, kyo-green, green magma) being used by the japanese to "help speed the cleansing of the bloodstream and to protect against the effects of uv radiation." i don't endorse its use for either the above claims, or your expectation that chlorophyll will "help colitis and stomach problems." don't waste your money and health. Ask your doctor for real medicine please. ...Read more

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Am scared to take humira (adalimumab). Can i ask my doc to increase my mtx dose and the folic acid? I am taking 15mg mtx and 5mg folic

Am scared to take humira (adalimumab). Can i ask my doc to increase my mtx dose and the folic acid? I am taking 15mg mtx and 5mg folic

asking a doctor: When a good doctor -patient relationship exists, the patient is comfortable in asking the doctor anything. A good physician always finds the time to fully answer your questions. It is also O.K. To decline a doctors recommendation and to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will taking the pill affect my fertility test?

Depends: This depends upon what kind of pill you are taking and what kind of fertility test. One common question is whether or not birth control pills can affect the outcome of your amh level - the answer is no. Birth control pills can affect your fsh level however. ...Read more

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My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?

My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?

Depends: Presumably, the medications are being prescribed to address specific conditions to either improve chance of conceiving and/or chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Glucophage is usually prescribed in women with glucose intolerance/insulin resistance (common in pcos). Synthroid (thyroxine) is prescribed for thyroid supplementation in hypothyroidism. Important however that full infertility evaluation be done. ...Read more

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Will Prednisone lessen the effectiveness of my birth control? I take Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (Yaz) & am currently prescribed 10mg Prednisone tablets for virus symptom

Will Prednisone lessen the effectiveness of my birth control? I take Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (Yaz) & am currently prescribed 10mg Prednisone tablets for virus symptom

No, it won't : However if in doubt that any drug would interfere with birth control effectiveness of the pills you are on, use an extra method like a barrier while using the other medication. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, not only for birth control effectiveness, but also for other possible problematic interactions, best wishes ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more