Winstrol is the trade name of the oral anabolic steroid Stanozolol. It was produced by Winthrop Laboratories in the 1950s. After the oral version, Stanozolol was released as the injectable form. This injectable form is called Winstrol Depot. In the medical field, the oral form is commonly used. This steroid is used for the treatment of anemia, osteoporosis, hereditary angioedema and burn victims who are exposed to corticosteroids for a long period of time. It is also used for fat loss,hormonal imbalances and treating the slow growth in children. Its properties canalso enhance production of red blood cells in your body.
Winstrol Depot is a versatile anabolic steroid, equally useful in bulking, mass cycles as well as cutting cycles. This drug is majorly used by bodybuilders and athletes in cutting cycles for lean muscle mass where muscle growth is needed without the water retention. The injections do not require passing through your liver so the effect of liver toxicity is greatly reduced. It also has a half-life of 24 hours as compared to the oral version which has a half-life of 9 hours. This reduces the requirement of frequent administrations. Some users suggest that it can be injected directly into your muscles as it forms a depot under ths skin to give growth to users.
Precautions before using
The tolerance level varies from individual to individual and many people do not experience any side effect still they should talk to their doctors before using this steroid to averse any health risk. One must avoid taking this drug in case of suffering from ailments such as high cholesterol, prostate cancer, breast cancer, kidney problem or liver toxicity. Consultation with a doctor is also required in case of an earlier episode of heart attack, diabetes, bleeding or blood clotting issues. These conditions may aggravate on using this steroid. Under these circumstances, doctors may discontinue the use of this steroid or adjust the dosage.
Furthermore, The FDA prohibits pregnant women or women who may become pregnant during treatment to use this drug. This is due to the fact that this was found to cause birth defects. Nursing mothers should also consult before getting the injections as it is yet to get confirmed whether it passes through breast milk. There are chances of an increase in cholesterol levels from its usage. Keep a track of cholesterol levels after starting using this medication. Adopt a fat friendly diet and increase cardio workouts. Use another anabolic to combat the side effects. Avoid using this steroid for a long duration as it can lead to liver failure.
Rules of administration
This is normally prescribed at a dosage of 50 mg every 1-3 weeks depending on the need of the patient and may be higher doses in some people. The dosage is applicable to both men and women. In athletes, 25-50 mg dosage every alternate day to 50 mg dosage per day is common. For bodybuilders looking for heavy bulking, a dosage of 50 mg is quite common. In female athletes and bodybuilders, 20 mg dose in every 3-4 days is the most common. Irrespective of the dosage, this steroid is injected intramuscularly and forms a depot under the skin.