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Steroids Legal Or Illegal
Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: They need to be prescribed legally by a physician for a legitimate medical reseason. If obtained without an rx, since the are class iii controlled substances, both seller and user face significant charges, a felony offense. ...Read more
Yes: The international olympic committee banned androstenedione in 1997 and placed it under the category of androgenic-anabolic steroids. On april 11, 2004, the United States food and drug administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. (info from wikipedia). ...Read more
Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?
Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?
Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more
If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more
Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?
Illegal drugs: at any age can cause physical and mental problems. The younger the developing central nervous system (brain and spinal column) the more at risk one can be. Best to avoid them all and look to healthy ways to cope and recover such as exercise, good diet, positive outlook. 12 step programs help many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. The list of drugs is quite long and includes antibiotics, antifungals, chemotherapy, drugs used for heart disease, skin/joint disease etc. I think it is unlikely for these drugs to cause neuropathy after a single dose with the exception of chemotherapy. https://www.foundationforpn.org/livingwithperipheralneuropathy/causes/drugscausingperipheralneuropathy.cfm. ...Read more
Not supposed to...: Doctors are human so some of us use (and even abuse) legal & illicit substances. The bigger concern is actually practicing medicine while under the influence and unfortunately, some do so. Are we supposed to? No but sadly it will happen until a patient gets injured or the physician/surgeon is caught and his/her license is revoked. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?
Does injectable lidocaine/xylocaine require a prescription? The kind surgeons use for local anaesthesia? Is it illegal to possess?
Yes: It depends on the prescription medication, but there are many that can definitely cause brain damage either directly or indirectly (ie. Causing low blood pressure, low glucose, or not enough oxygen to the brain). The mind altering medications that include opiods or their derivatives are particularly bad when abused. This is why many of these are controlled substances. ...Read more
See below: Get an independent lab to run tests on you and speak to your boss. ...Read more
In Clinical trials x cirrhosis, "No illegal drugs or abused drugs" allowed before or during the study? Do they test you using urine or blood? Is legal
Read protocols: Trials are highly controlled to monitor for potential side effect of medications and interactions with other drugs as well as cure. It is legal to test as you are a voluntary participant in a study. A positive test would most likely result in your dismissal from the trial as you would have ongoing risk of infection with Hep B/C and HIV skewing the results of the trial and efficacy data. ...Read more
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