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- What other names is Dhea known by?
- What is Dhea?
- Is Dhea effective?
- How does Dhea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Dhea.
Do not use DHEA in doses higher than 50-100 mg a day or for a long period of time. Using higher doses or long-term use of DHEA can increase the chance of side effects.
Do not take DHEA if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a hormone-sensitive cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the uterus, or cancer of the ovaries.
- You have polycystic ovary syndrome.
- You have diabetes.
- You have a liver disease.
- You have depression or a mood disorder, unless you have discussed DHEA with your healthcare professional. Some people with these conditions feel worse when they take DHEA.
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