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Question: anabolic steroids and epilepsy from brain injury


 silverstang1991 - Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:08 am

yes i would like to know if you can take anabolic steroids if you have epilepsy......or testosterone for a weight lifting muscle builder......i'm not saying i'm going to or condoning u to do this...........i just want to know if it is possible or will something happen
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:44 am

User avatar Hello,It is not safe to use anabolic steroids either way, epilepsy medication or not.
The indication for medical use would be certain type of osteoporosis,HIV wasting disease ,itching in some biliary diseases etc.
The liver side effects might cause the anticonvulsant blood levels vary.
Other side effects other than liver damage would include structural changes in the heart,hypogonadism,and erectile dysfunction.
Best wishes.

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