Winstrol is an agonist of the androgen receptor (AR), similarly to androgens like testosterone and DHT. Its affinity for the androgen receptor is about 22% of that of dihydrotestosterone. Stanozolol is not a substrate for 5α-reductase as it is already 5α-reduced, and so is not potentiated in so-called “androgenic” tissues like the skin, hair follicles, and prostate gland. This results in a greater ratio of anabolic to androgenic activity compared to testosterone. In addition, due to its 5α-reduced nature, stanozolol is non-dramatizable, and hence has no propensity for producing estrogenic effects such as gynecomastia or fluid retention. Stanozolol also does not possess any progestogenic activity of significance. Because of the presence of its 17α-methyl group, the metabolism of stanozolol is sterically hindered, resulting in it being orally active, although also hepatotoxic.
WINSTROL (anabolic steroids), a brand of stanozolol tablets, is an anabolic steroid, a synthetic derivative of testosterone. Each tablet for oral administration contains 2 mg of stanozolol.
What is Winstrol and how is it used?
stanozolol. is a prescription medicine used as a prophylactic to prevent the symptoms of hereditary angioedema and severity of attacks of angioedema. Winstrol may be used alone or with other medications.
Winstrol belongs to a class of drugs called Anabolic Steroids, Schedule III.
It is not known if Winstrol is safe and effective in children.
What are the possible side effects of Winstrol?
Steroids may cause serious side effects including:
- too frequent or persistent erection of the penis,
- appearance or aggravation of acne,
- hoarseness (women),
- changes in menstrual periods,
- more hair growth on the face (women),
- changes in skin color and
- ankle swelling
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Winstrol include:
- new or worsening acne,
- difficulty sleeping,
- changes in sexual desire,
- changes in skin color, and
- ankle swelling
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.