Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Steroid Nasal Spray

Kirill Sidelnikov claims his positive steroid test came from using Russian nasal spray. His story is he injured his nose while training then used the spray a doctor gave him. The lesson here is you should never listen to a Russian doctor.

Seriously, though, it must be difficult to be a foreign athlete who competes in the United States. Our concepts of drugs and medicine are totally different. Here it's basically illegal to say the word steroid if you're an athlete. Meanwhile in many other countries, the performance enhancing drugs we demonize are actually used for medicinal purposes.

I'm not saying I totally believe him, but I do see how easy it would be to mess up, especially when a doctor prescribes something for an injury.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, bullshit.

A steroid nose spray would almost certainly be a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation.

The kind of steroids that athletes use are typically anabolic steroids.

Besides, a nose spray delivers a tiny amount of steroids. Flonase, a typical allergy sprayer, delivers 50 micrograms per squirt. Stanozolol, according to Wiki, is used at a dose of 50 mg per day. So he'd have to take 1000 squirts of a nasal inhaler.

Not to mention that the same wiki article says Stanozol is taken orally or injected; it's not delivered in a nose spray.

This whole explanation is utter bullshit, and M1 is just covering up for their fighter.