Drug-Induced Liver Injury From Enobosarm (Ostarine), a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator

ACG Case Rep J. 2021 Jan 7;8(1):e00518. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000518. eCollection 2021 Jan.


Anabolic steroids are well-known to cause liver injury, which may manifest with jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) have been developed to enhance muscle bulk without the side effects associated with exogenous androgen steroids. We report a case of significant cholestatic liver injury associated with a SARM, ostarine (enobosarm), similar to that associated with anabolic steroids. Liver injury from SARMs has not been reported frequently, and we speculate that this may be seen more often as the consumption of SARMs increases in the athletic market.

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