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Dr. Edward mcdevitt
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Performance Enhancing Drugs (Overview)

Performance-enhancing drugs are medicines or other drugs used to improve the physical or mental abilities.


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What is a performance-enhancing drug?

What is a performance-enhancing drug?

See below: As implied, it is a drug that when taken will enhance performance. The implication is that there are certain drugs that can give athletes an unfair advantage over a competitor who has not taken the drug; as such they are typically banned from use in most athletics. Examples can include things like anabolic steroids, amphetamines, and growth hormone to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Edward mcdevitt
7 doctors shared insights

Performance Enhancing Drugs (Overview)

Performance-enhancing drugs are medicines or other drugs used to improve the physical or mental abilities.


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Are there some safe, OTC performance-enhancing drugs?

Are there some safe, OTC performance-enhancing drugs?

No: Most otc meds or supplements have limited studies - you are not saying what performance enhancing - sex?, athletics? ...Read more

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What is an example of a "performance enhancing drugs"?

Just what you expect: These do what you would think they do -- ones noted frequently in the press are the meds used by famous sports players/participants to further improve their abilities at baseball, cycling, etc. In recent years these have been legal medications that are intended for use in specific patient types but are being used "off-label" in others. Sometimes they're illegal. Any drug that improves performance. ...Read more

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Do you think performance-enhancing drugs should be prohibited in any sporting events?

Do you think performance-enhancing drugs should be prohibited in any sporting events?

Yes and no!: If banned by the specific sport, then yes. But certain drugs are sport specific: the use of beta blockers in shooting or archery. They slow the heart and allow more time for the shot. But i anticipate you mean steroids and hgh. I took care of the us masters cycling champ. Discovered low testosterone in him. The ICU would not grant him an exemption for the worlds. You must abide by rules! ...Read more

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Do you think steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs should be prohibited in all events?

Do you think steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs should be prohibited in all events?

Yes and no!: If banned by the specific sport, then yes. But certain drugs are sport specific: the use of beta blockers in shooting or archery. They slow the heart and allow more time for the shot. But i anticipate you mean steroids and hgh. I took care of the us masters cycling champ. Discovered low testosterone in him. The ICU would not grant him an exemption for the worlds. You must abide by rules! ...Read more

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Does inactive hep b patients have to stay away from only anabolic steroids to prevent activation of the virus or from any performance enhancing drug?

Does inactive hep b patients have to stay away from only anabolic steroids to prevent activation of the virus or from any performance enhancing drug?

What's 'inactive?": Very few people with hepatitis b spontaneously clear the infection, which usually persists at a low level. If you were treated for it, you may have a long-term remission and even cure. However, if your liver is already damaged, throwing other drugs, many of which are toxic to the liver, is not good for you. You should clear anything you want to use with your liver specialist. ...Read more