July 27, 2016

Androstenediol

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How does Androstenediol work?

Androstenediol is a steroid hormone used by the body to make testosterone and estrogen.

Are there safety concerns?

Androstenediol is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people when taken by mouth. There is some concern that products can vary from what is listed on the label.

Women who take androstenediol might develop some male characteristics including deepening of the voice, facial hair growth, acne, abnormal menstrual periods, male-pattern baldness, thickening of the skin, and depression.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking androstenediol if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Heart disease: There is some concern that androstenediol might increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Androstenediol can increase levels of hormones such estrone, estradiol, and testosterone. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to these hormones, don't use androstenediol.

Prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH): Androstenediol can increase testosterone levels. There is also developing evidence that androstenediol might help prostate cancer cells grow. If you have a prostate condition, don't use androstenediol.


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