How Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) interacts with Estrogen and estrogen-like medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

DHEA can be converted into the hormone estrogen, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include conjugated estrogens, estradiol, estrone, esterified estrogens, estropipate, ethinyl estradiol, raloxifene, transdermal estradiol, vaginal estrogens

References

  1. View Abstract: Labrie F, Diamond P, Cusan L, Gomez JL, Belanger A, Candas B. Effect of 12-month dehydroepiandrosterone replacement therapy on bone, vagina, and endometrium in postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Oct1997;82(10):3498-505.