The finding coincides with the launch of a new public information campaign on the dangers of using unprescribed anabolic steroids.
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), which developed the campaign, is targeting young men because of the social pressure on them to look a certain way.
The sale and supply of anabolic steroids to the public outside of a registered pharmacy is illegal but there is growing evidence of non-medical use.
The volume of illegal anabolic steroids seized by the authorities increased ten-fold over the last three years.
Source: Evelyn Ring, Irish Examiner, 6th September 2019