Androstenediol used to be available as a dietary supplement in the U.S. But it has been reclassified as a schedule III controlled substance. This means androstenediol is available only as a prescription medicine, and physicians have to follow strict rules when prescribing it. It is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for use by athletes.
Androstenediol is used to increase testosterone levels in the body to improve athletic performance, to enhance response to sexual stimuli in healthy people, to improve sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Androstendiol might also be unsafe.
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