Anabolic Steroids (Oral) (cont.)

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What are examples of oral anabolic steroids available in the US?

Examples of anabolic steroids include oxymetholone (Anadrol-50), and fluoxymesterone (Android-F, Halotestin).

What are the side effects of oral anabolic steroids?

Anabolic steroids have many side effects because testosterone, which they mimic, has many effects in the body. The long list if side effects from anabolic steroids include shrinking of testicles, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), low sperm count, increased hair growth, deeper voice and reduced breast size in women, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, rage, violence and aggression. Liver disease and liver cancer also can occur.

What drugs interact with oral anabolic steroids?

Anobolic steroids increase blood levels and effects of cyclosporine by decreasing the breakdown of cyclosporine. They also reduce the breakdown of warfarin (Coumadin), increasing blood levels of warfarin and the risk of bleeding from warfarin.

What formulations of oral anabolic steroids are available?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/4/2014

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