Stanozolol which commonly sold as Winstrol is a synthetic type of anabolic steroid. This substance is similar to naturally produced steroid called testosterone. It was developed by the Winthrop Laboratories in 1962, and has been approved by the FDA for human use. Winstrol is a regulated substance which means that one should present a prescription before he can purchase. This synthetic anabolic steroid is sold in aqueous or water based and in tablet forms. The common dosage of this substance ranges from 2mg tablet to 50mg capsules. The tablet form should be taken with a full glass of water while the injectable form should be shaken well since the compound is not completely dissolved in water. Similar to any other drugs and supplements, this substance must be kept at a room temperature and away from moisture and direct sunlight.
Any synthetic substance administered in the body may exhibit adverse effects ranging from minor or short-term to more severe ones. Among the less alarming side effects include worsening of the acne, headache, sleeplessness and changes in libido. Meanwhile, serious side effects are liver problems, swelling of the arms and legs, and allergic reaction resulting to difficulty in breathing and closing of the throat.
Using Winstrol is relatively safe since there is no restriction on food, beverage or physical activities, unless otherwise your doctor directed. It can be taken with or without meal. Just before using this anabolic steroid, one must seek professional advice from his doctor especially if other medications such as anti coagulant or blood thinners and insulin for diabetes are being administered. Another important reminder is to never take a double dose of this drug. If one misses a dose and it’s almost time for the next one, then just skip the missed dosage and take the new one.
Athletes and bodybuilders, both men and women use Winstrol to increase muscle build-up. Despite its virilization or masculinization effects, female bodybuilders considered this as a safer choice of anabolic steroid due to its great amount of anabolism with small androgenic effect. It is believed that female users can tolerate an approximate range of 5 – 10mg a day while male can use a range between 0.5 – 1.5mg/kilo. Females using Winstrol may experience menstrual irregularities, deepening of the voice and enlargement of the clitoris. However, male users may feel some notable side effects are including frequent erections, breast tenderness and enlargement.
This kind of steroid is used to treat hereditary angiodema which is characterized by the swelling of the face, genitals, throat and extremities. Intake of this drug should be properly explained and monitored by a licensed medical practitioner since it may cause adverse effects to individuals with health conditions. If a person has prostate cancer, breast cancer, heart condition, liver and kidney problems or high level of calcium in the blood must seek the advice of the physician. Although symptoms of Stanzolol overdose are not yet known, it is always recommended that one must consult a licensed doctor before using the substance.