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If you are taking insulin, cyclosporine, or certain other drugs, be aware that they could interact with Delatestryl. Reactions with this steroid can increase your risk of problems like fluid retention, low blood sugar, and dangerous bleeding. To help reduce your risk of complications, talk to your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking before starting treatment with Delatestryl.

An Overview of Interactions With Delatestryl

Delatestryl® (testosterone enanthate) can potentially react with several other medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with Delatestryl include:
  • Insulin of any kind
  • Corticosteroids, such as:
    • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
    • Cortisone
    • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
    • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
    • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
    • Prednisolone (Orapred®, Pediapred®)
    • Prednisone
    • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®, Aristospan®)

Delatestryl Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Delatestryl is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Delatestryl can decrease blood sugar. If you take insulin, you should monitor your blood sugar more closely when starting or stopping Delatestryl, or even when adjusting your dose. You may need to adjust your insulin dose. Check with your healthcare provider for more specific instructions for your particular situation.
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