Stanozolol is an aqueous suspension of the C17 a-alkylated steroid stanozolol, an oral androgen derived
Stanozolol acts on androgen receptors to promote anabolism through increased nitrogen retention and
protein synthesis in muscle tissue. Stanozolol is a strong anabolic substance with androgenic action.
Stanozolol does not convert to estrogen and therefore does not produce typical estrogen mediated side
effects such as water retention. While chemically identical to oral stanozolol is injected IM eliminating the
first pass of liver metabolism of its oral counterpart reducing stress on the liver. Stanozolol reduces SHBG
increasing free testosterone levels.
Hereditary Angioedema: for prophylactic use to decrease frequency and severity of attacks of angioedema.
Muscle Anabolism: for adjunctive therapy in patients for weight gain following severe muscular atrophy
associated with extensive surgery, chronic infections, long term hospitalization, or severe trauma.
Corticosteroid Atrophy: to reduce muscle wasting during prolonged corticosteroid use
Hepatic: Cholestatic jaundice with rarely, hepatic necrosis and death. Hepatocellular neoplasms and
peliosis hepatis have been reported in association with long term androgenic anabolic steroid use.
Reversible changes in liver function tests also occur including increased bromsulphalein (BSP) retention
and increases in serum bilirubin, glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), and alkaline phosphatase.
Genitourinary System (post pubertal men): Inhibition of testicular functions, testicular atrophy, and
oligospermia, impotence, chronic priapism, epididymitis and bladder irritability.
Genitourinary System (Women): Clitoral enlargement, menstrual irregularities.
In both sexes: increased or decreased libido.
CNS: Habituation, excitation, insomnia, and depression.
Hematologic: Bleeding in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy.
Hair: Hirsutism and male pattern baldness in those genetically predisposed.
Other: Acne, oily skin, electrolytic retention, reversible changes in serum lipids.
Muscle anabolism: 50 – 100mg injected IM every 2 days for a duration of 4 weeks.
Hereditary angioedema: as prescribed by physician.
The use of anabolic steroids is associated with serious adverse reactions. Such reactions are often dose
dependent. Physicians are urged to treat patients with the lowest possible effective dose