Who should not take anabolic steroids?

Because there is a risk of liver damage when taking anabolic steroids, people with liver disease or liver damage might not be able to take this medication.

In addition to liver disease, the following medical conditions might also prevent you from taking anabolic steroids or affect the dosage you take:
  • alcoholism
  • drug addiction
  • kidney disease
  • heart disease
  • high levels of cholesterol or calcium in your blood
  • high blood pressure
  • heart attack
  • chest pain
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • breast cancer
  • prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
You should discuss the potential risks with your doctor if you have or have had any of these conditions.

You should also tell your doctor if you smoke.

You should not use anabolic steroids if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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