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Should I Take Oxandrolone If I Have Aids

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oxandrolone

I want to take oxandrolone for my severe wasting because I heard that its is relatively easy on the liver and lipids, and is used to treat wasting in alcholic hepatitis, and aids wasting. I have elevated alt at 50 and slight high Bp 130/80. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Oxandrolone can cause elevations in liver function tests. However, so can many other medications.If your physician is considering oxandralone for wasting, the only important thing is to routinely monitor your blood tests. Another useful thing is to... Read more »

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How often is oxandrolone taken? I have so many pills to take with all of my HIV meds already and... Read more »

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Steroid Can Restore Body Tissue in HIV-Positive People, Study Says

The oral anabolic steroid oxandrolone is effective in restoring muscle and fat tissue that many HIV-positive people lose, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... Read more »
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