The abuse of steroid drugs by females may cause to virilization (development of male sexual characteristics) and this may include changes in skin texture, acne, menstrual irregularities, increased libido, hair loss, deepening of the voice, body/facial/pubic hair growth, and an enlargement of the clitoris.  The misuse of steroid drugs by expectant mothers may lead to pseudohermaphroditism or development retardation of the female child besides causing baby death in some cases. Steroids, when misused via shared needles, may even cause life-endangering problems such as HIV/AIDS.

Long-term steroid abuse may cause addiction, neurological problems, and development of anti-social behavior, pathological anxiety, sleeping disorders, and paranoia. Abuse of steroid drugs may even cause a rise in the amount of water and sodium saved in cells of our bodies that may further convert into health issues such as hypertension and kidney stress or damage. The use of steroid drugs in the long term may even block the binding of cortisol, a chemical hormone produced by our bodies to manage stress, to its receptor sites that is useful for preventing breakdown of muscle tissue and enhancing the procedure of restoration after accidents. Moreover, steroid ointment drugs can improve the stages of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and decrease the levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) that translates into increased risk for atherosclerosis (process of blocking the blood flow to heart).

The misuse of steroid drugs can lead to adverse reactions and these adverse reactions may be permanent in characteristics and damage your wellness and popularity and social position to a significant level. It is recommended that you act sensibly and take proper care and choices for your wellness and well being by using them legally and as directed only.