Dehydroepiandrosterone

Description

Dehydroepiandrosterone is a naturally produced hormone in the human body that acts as a precursor for estrogens and androgens. It is used as a supplement in women with diminished ovarian reserve and in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). This supplement is not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dehydroepiandrosterone

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • Rash

Uses of Dehydroepiandrosterone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diminished ovarian reserve
  • In-vitro Fertilization
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this suppliment remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to dehydroepiandrosterone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Cancer

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with any type of cancer or patients at risk of cancer since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Cancer

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cancer since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Psychiatric disorders

This supplement should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient for any change in mood and behavior is recommended during treatment with this supplement. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular diseases

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function, vital signs, blood cholesterol levels, etc. may be required in some cases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use an extra supplement to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Testosterone

Phenothiazines

Fluoxetine

Citalopram

Fluvoxamine

Triazolam

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this supplement without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This supplement works by replenishing estrogens and androgens, hormones produced naturally in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Steroid Derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://ciplamed.com/content/prastova-sr-tablets

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http://www.vigiaccess.org/

Prasterone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 12 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01708

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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Apr 2018

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