ACTION: Replace, stimulate, or inhibit normal hormonal activity.

USE: Follow your doctor's directions for use of these medications. Do not stop taking these medications without the consent of your doctor. Most of these medications must be taken with regard to food. Regular checkups and blood testing may be required.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS: Some common side effects include nausea, vomiting, increase or loss of appetite, and change in body weight. If these continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unusual weight gain, black tarry stools, severe nausea or vomiting, changes in or irregular menstrual periods, cold symptoms, or fever or sore throat. If you experience any other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

A. Sex Hormones


Estrogen (Estraderm, Premarin, Ogen)

Oral Contraceptives (Demulen 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Ortho-Novum 1/35, Tri-Levlen)

Progestin (Lycrin, Medroxyprogesterone, Provera)


Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin)

Methyltestosterone (Android, Metandren)

B. Thyroid Drugs

Levothyroxine (Levoxine, Levoxyl, Synthroid)

Methimazole (Tapazole)

Propylthiouracil (various manufacturers)

C. Antidiabetic Agents



  1. • Humulin R
  2. • Novolin R
  3. • Regular Iletin I


  1. • Humulin N
  2. • Novolin N
  3. • NPH Iletin I


  1. • Humulin L
  2. • Lente Iletin I
  3. • Novolin L


  1. • Humulin U Ultralente
  2. • Ultralente U


  1. • Humulin 70/30
  2. • Novolin 70/30

Oral Antiadiabetic Agents

Acarbose (Precose)

Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)

Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL)

Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase Prestab, Micronase)

Metformin (Glucophage)

Tolazamide (Tolinase)

D. Adrenal Cortical Steroids

Cortisone (Cortisone Acetate)

Dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone)

Hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone)

Methylprednisolone (Medrol)

Prednisolone (Delta-Cortef, Prelone)

Prednisone (Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Orasone)

Triamcinolone (Aristocort, Kenacort)

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