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Prednisone Side Effects in Men – Adverse Effects of Prednisone in Males

Prednisone Side Effects in Men – Adverse Effects of Prednisone in Males

Prednisone in Men

Many men prescribed prednisone wonder: what are the prednisone side effects in men? How will the adverse effects in males differ from those in females?

I searched many articles, prescription drug databases, and patient support groups to compile this list of prednisone side effects in men.

Since prednisone is a steroid, it affects men differently than women.

Check out this video to explain in more depth which adverse effects of prednisone men might expect:

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Show Notes:

  • Chemical Structure of Prednisone
    • Prednisone mimics cortisol and sex steroid hormones like testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone.
      prednisone mimics cortisol and testosterone
    • This explains many of the prednisone side effects in men.
  • Hormonal Issues
    • Prednisone Side Effects from Female Hormones:
      • Breasts: bigger, tender
      • Penis: smaller
      • Hot flashes
      • Mood like a menopausal woman
  • Male Issues
    • Male Hormones
      • Voice
      • Sperm
        • Dysmotility
        • Lower count
      • Men in support groups have shared that they have less sex drive at high doses of prednisone
      • Acne
  • Psychiatric Side Effects
    • Men less likely to have psychiatric side effects to prednisone.
    • But when they do, men are more likely to have these psychiatric side effects:
      • Mania
      • Delirium
    • ‘Roid Rage
  • Hair
    • Alopecia: Hair Loss
    • Hirsutism: Facial Hair changes
  • Bones
    • Risk of osteoporosis worst in the 1st 3 months of treatment

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