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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Anabolic steroids and epilepsy
Can u take anabolic steroids if u have epilepsy? My neurosurgeon said I could, my neurologist also said I could, then said I couldn`t. I think he said that just because he don`t want me to take them. Can I or can`t I take them?
Anabolic steroids have significant long term health effects. Specifically in epilepsy, anabolic steroids are not recommended because they can alter the metabolism of seizure medications.
David M Ficker, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati