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Pregnenolone is a custom, synthesized pharmacy drug with a wide array of uses in the medical and skin care fields. Pregnenolone is classified in the family of drugs known as neurosteroids. Neurosteroids are organically produced and synthesized in the brain and they protect neuronal function and structure as well as increasing myelinization for nerve fibers. As pregnenolone holds many potentially beneficial properties it is sometimes given for the treatment of various illnesses and sundry uses. Some of these are as follows: Alzheimer’s disease, memory enhancement, skin disorders (e.g., scleroderma, psoriasis), endometriosis, menopause as well as premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, trauma, stress reduction, fibrocystic breast disease, depression, lupus, seizures, and more.

In the skincare industry, pregnenolone has been studied for possible benefits such as anti-aging, since pregnenolone may, in some users, help repair the myelin sheath around nerve cells. This process may possibly slow premature aging effects.


Pregnenolone can be delivered as an injection or tablet, or other form if your doctor recommends. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if your doctor prescribes pregnenolone for your treatment. Only your doctor can decide if pregnenolone is right for you, and if prescribed, she or he will provide specific directions for dosage. Follow your doctor's recommendations and directions precisely for the use of pregnenolone.


Side effects are always a possibility with any drug or supplement. Pregnenolone may bring on select side effects in some patients, though not everyone will necessarily experience side effects. Common side effects seen with pregnenolone are:

  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Overstimulation
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • Mood Changes (possibly negative)
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Hair Growth (facial)
  • Hair Loss

Other side effects are possible. Monitor your condition closely. Seek medical assistance if you feel it is needed. Seek medical assistance always, if you feel any side effects are increasing in intensity, worsening, or persisting.

Severe Side Effects:

Some patients using pregnenolone may experience side effects that are severe. If you feel anything that is a known side effect that feels severe, or anything at all that feels severe to you or is troubling, get medical treatment at once.


All patients considering the use of pregnenolone should consult with their doctor before beginning use.

There may be many issues, conditions, etc. that would contraindicate the use of pregnenolone. Talk to your doctor about possible contraindications.

Pregnenolone is contraindicated for the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Prostate, Breast and Uterine Cancer
  • Any Medical Condition Exacerbated by Estrogen Exposure
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