Prednisone vs Testosterone

Prednisone
(Rx)
Testosterone
(Rx)
Prednisone is a steroid.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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January 17, 1972
July 7, 1983
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
570,632 Discussions
143,059 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Swelling
#6 for Lupus
#7 for Asthma
#8 for Infection
#10 for Rash
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Itching
#13 for Joint Pain
#14 for Cancer
#16 for Hives
#17 for Acne
Prednisone is prescribed for RA, Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Swelling, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Asthma, Infection, Rash, Headaches, Itching, Joint Pain, Shortness of Breath, Hives and Acne and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Cancer
#3 for Hypogonadism
Testosterone is prescribed for Decreased Libido, Hypogonadism, Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cataract
1
Bone Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Tes
Hair Loss
7
Acne
5
Anxiety
4
Hypothyroidism
3
Insulin Resistance
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Water Retention
1
Bloating
1
Aggression
1
Irritability
1
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Testosterone
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Weight Gain
Pre
Tes
9
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Tes
2
0
Mood Swings
Pre
Tes
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Tes
1
2
Cataract
Pre
Tes
1
0
Bone Loss
Pre
Tes
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Tes
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Tes
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Tes
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pre
Tes
1
0
Hair Loss
Tes
Pre
7
0
Acne
Tes
Pre
5
0
Anxiety
Tes
Pre
4
0
Hypothyroidism
Tes
Pre
3
0
Insulin Resistance
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Pre
2
0
High Blood Pressure
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Pre
2
1
Water Retention
Tes
Pre
1
0
Bloating
Tes
Pre
1
0
Aggression
Tes
Pre
1
0
Irritability
Tes
Pre
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
X Category X
Testosterone is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Testosterone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Implant, Injection, Nasal Gel, Transdermal Gel
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Gel: 1 % (25 mg/2.5gram), 1 % (50 mg/5 gram), 10 mg/0.5 gram /actuation, 1.25 gram/ actuation (1 %), 20.25 mg/1.25 gram (1.62 %), 5.5 mg/0.122 gram/actuation, 1.62 % (20.25 mg/1.25 gram), 1.62 % (40.5 mg/2.5 gram), 50 mg/5 gram (1 %)
: 30 mg, 2.5 mg/24hr, 4 mg/24hr, 5 mg/24hr, 6 mg/24hr
Patch: 2 mg/24 hour, 2.5 mg/24 hr, 4 mg/24 hr, 5 mg/24 hr, 6 mg/24 hr
Solution: 30 mg/actuation (1.5 mL), 50 mg/mL
Implant: 75 mg
Pellet: 75 mg
Suspension: 100 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Prednisone
Testosterone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Prednisone and Testosterone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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