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Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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SUBSTITUTES for DEPIDRA SRNo substitutes found
- Dr. Dheeraj KapoorMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. Beena BansalMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. Ambrish MithalMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. Sunil Kumar MishraMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. Sujeet JhaMBBS, Diploma, Fellowship
Expert advice for DEPIDRA SR
- Do consult your doctor before taking dehydroepiandrosterone, if you have a history of heart problems; low blood levels of ‘good cholesterol’ (HDL); diabetes; liver or kidney problems; prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate gland; cancers of breast or uterus; or any mental disorder.
- Dehydroepiandrosterone is not recommended for use in children and males.
- Do not take Dehydroepiandrosterone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding t or planning to become pregnant.
Frequently asked questions for DEPIDRA SR
Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone safe?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone a steroid?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone has a steroidal structure similar to naturally produced hormone dehydroepiandrosterone in the body
Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone legal/ is used for?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is a prescription drug
Q.Does dehydroepiandrosterone work?
It is used in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) in women and women with adrenal insufficiency, aging skin, weak bones (osteoporosis), decreasing symptoms of menopause and depression. It is used but results from clinical trials of dehydroepiandrosterone regarding its effectiveness have been inconsistent
Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone a hormone?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroidal hormone made and released by the adrenal glands in the body. It is involved in the production of male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogen)
Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone FDA approved?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) in women
Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate?
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-sulfate) is a processed form (metabolite) of hormone
Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate test?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) released by adrenal glands in males and females. The dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate test is used to measure blood levels of DHEA-sulfate to check the functioning of the adrenal glands. High blood levels of DHEA-sulfate is found in women with male characteristics (virilism), abnormal hair growth on a women's face and body (hirsutism), infertility or irregular periods. DHEA-sulfate levels are lower in women having systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) and osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones)
Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone made from?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is made artificially in laboratories from chemicals found in wild yam and soy
Q.How long can I take DHEA for?
Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding the dose and duration of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Q.Can I take DHEA with HRT/ Androgel/testosterone/birth control?
Use of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing androgens (e.g. testosterone; trade name: Androgel) and estrogens should be avoided due to increased risk of side effects. Birth control medications that may contain estrogen (or similar drugs) should be avoided while taking DHEA
Q.Can I take DHEA with thyroid medication/ Synthroid/ Clomid/ Vitex?
There are no known serious interactions between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and thyroid medications (levothyroxine; trade name: Synthroid), clomiphene (trade name: Clomid) or Vitex (herb used to improve fertility). Please inform your doctor about all the medications (including herbal and dietary supplements) you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q.Can I take DHEA with Wellbutrin?
Drugs used for the treatment of depression including bupropion (trade name: Wellbutrin) should be used with caution while taking dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA. Please inform your doctor if you have any psychiatric condition and are receiving any medication for it before taking DHEA
Q.Can I take DHEA with high blood pressure?
Please consult your doctor before taking dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) if you have high blood pressure
Q.Does dehydroepiandrosterone build muscle?
Dehydroepiandrosterone may be used to build muscles and increase muscle strength, however, there are insufficient evidences supporting its effectiveness.
Q.Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins
Q.Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement
Q.Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D
Q.Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid
Q.What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B. In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q.How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration
Q.Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain
Q.Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q.Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.