Epiandrosterone is a type of chemical known as an anabolic steroid. It is converted in the body to other sex hormones.

In the US, epiandrosterone is a schedule III controlled substance that is not legal for use in supplements. But it is still found in some supplement products. It is also banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Epiandrosterone is used for weight loss, to improve athletic performance, to reduce sexual problems, and for many other uses, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use. Epiandrosterone might also be unsafe.
When taken by mouth: Epiandrosterone is possibly unsafe for most people. Side effects include infertility, behavioral changes, and hair loss. Epiandrosterone might also lead to liver damage and heart disease.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Epiandrosterone is possibly unsafe when pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid using.


There is interest in using epiandrosterone for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of epiandrosterone might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

Il n’a pas été déterminé si l’épiandrostérone interagit avec les médicaments.

Pendant un traitement aux médicaments, consulter un professionnel de la santé avant toute utilisation d’épiandrostérone.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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