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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Steroids & ALS
Answer: Steroids are not currently used in the treatement of ALS. There are a number of promising new therapies such as the one you are using as well as Riulizole which is the only(so far) FDA approved drug for ALS. From a theoretical and practical standpoint you would want to avoid the usual medical type of steroids as they are catabolic(different from the anabolic steroids that athletes misuse)-the problem being that chronic use results in the loss of muscle mass which is already a problem for patients suffering from ALS.