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Generic: dehydroepiandrosterone
It is similar to a hormone produced in the body
               



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What is this medicine?

PRASTERONE is a prescription medicine also known as DHEA. DHEA is similar to a hormone produced in the body. It is used for treating systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE or 'lupus'). It is not a cure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • breast cancer (men or women)
  • cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer)
  • diabetes or high blood sugar
  • immune system problems
  • infertility
  • liver disease
  • post- menopause
  • prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate gland
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • uterine cancer
  • vaginal bleeding or menstrual problems
  • vaginal cancer
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Prasterone, DHEA, soy, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • dietary supplements containing DHEA

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alprazolam
  • aspirin
  • cilostazol
  • clopidogrel
  • male hormones (such as methyltestosterone or testosterone)
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • fertility treatments (such as clomiphene, or fertility injections)
  • leuprolide
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for sleep
  • saw palmetto
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • ticlopidine
  • warfarin

               
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