What Medications are Used During Detox?

Synthetic hormones

A physician or endocrinologist (a doctor who specializes in hormone treatment) can prescribe medications to help balance testosterone levels.

Antidepressants

A psychiatrist may prescribe an antidepressant such as Prozac or Effexor. It’s important to continue therapy because these medications can take 2-6 weeks before they start working.

Clonidine

This drug can help reduce withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, muscle aches and cramping. It can also lower high blood pressure caused by steroid use.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly prescribed for pain relief.