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I am transgender male. Is it safe to take the hormones while wearing a nicotine patches?

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I am a transgender male who is currently taking female hormones I would like to know if it is okay to take the hormones while wearing a nicotine patches
Posted Sat, 1 Sep 2012 in Sexual Problems
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 12 hours later
Thanks for your query.

When nicotine is smoked in form of cigarette it used to decrease Hormonal level administered from outside by enzyme induction. But this effect is less with nicotine patch.

There is no serious interaction between hormonal therapy and nicotine. Supervision of physician is must for such treatment.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
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