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DHEA Side Effects

Generic Name: dehydroepiandrosterone

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dehydroepiandrosterone. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name DHEA.

Applies to dehydroepiandrosterone: capsules, tablets

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Acne; hair loss; unwanted hair growth; voice deepening.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking dehydroepiandrosterone (the active ingredient contained in DHEA)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressiveness; agitation; blurred vision; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; irritability; mood or behavioral changes; trouble sleeping.

Not all side effects for DHEA may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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