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.
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