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Can Androgel make Hepatitis B worse if Infected

May 5, 2013

I am wondering if using androgel is a good idea, if infected with Hepatitis B and will the alcohol in the gel make matters worse.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It is unlikely that the small amount of alcohol in the gel will have any effect. Testosterone supplements in general have been associated with a small increased risk of hepatitis. Although this is unlikely with androgel in people without viral hepatitis, having chronic HBV infection could increase the odds. You may need to have liver function tests checked periodically.

I have been hiv poz for 12 years but no med
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