Risk of peliosis hepatis, liver cell tumors, blood lipid changes associated with atherosclerosis. Discontinue if cholestatic hepatitis, jaundice, abnormal liver function tests, or hypercalcemia occurs. Cardiovascular disease. COPD. Edematous conditions. Hepatic or renal dysfunction. Monitor hepatic function, serum lipids, Hgb/Hct, and bone age (children) periodically. Monitor for signs of virilization in women; discontinue if mild virilism occurs to prevent irreversible condition. Elderly. Young children. Nursing mothers: not recommended.