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Brand & Generic Names

Anabolin Hybolin-Improved
Anabolin LA 100 Kabolin
Anadrol Malogen
Anapolon 50 Malogex
Anavar Maxibolin
Andro 100 Metandren
Andro-LA 200 Nancrobolic L.A.
Android Nandrobolic
Android-T Neo-Durabolic
Androlone Ora-Testryl
Andronaq-50 Oreton
Andropository 100 STANOZOLOL
Andryl 200 T-Cypionate
Deca-Durabolin Testa-C
Delatest Testamone 100
Delatestryl Testaqua
Dep Andro Testex
Depo-Testosterone Testoject-50
Depotest Testoject-LA
Durabolin Testone L.A.
Durathate 200 Testred
ETHYLESTRENOL Testred-Cypionate 200
Everone Testrin P.A.
Halotestin Virolon IM
Histerone Winstrol
Hybolin Decanoate

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Androgen


  • Corrects male hormone deficiency.
  • Reduces "male menopause" symptoms (loss of sex drive, depression, anxiety).
  • Decreases calcium loss of osteoporosis (softened bones).
  • Blocks growth of breast-cancer cells in females.
  • Corrects undescended testicles in male children.
  • Reduces breast pain and fullness following childbirth.
  • Augments treatment of aplastic anemia.
  • Stimulates weight gain after illness, injury or for chronically underweight persons.
  • Stimulates growth in treatment of dwarfism.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Tablets or capsules--With food to lessen stomach irritation.
Injection--Once or twice a month.

When to take:
At the same time each day.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't double this dose).

What drug does:
Stimulates cells that produce male sex characteristics.
Replaces hormone deficiencies.
Stimulates red-blood-cell production.
Suppresses production of estrogen (female sex hormone).

Time lapse before drug works:
Varies with problems treated. May require 2 or 3 months of regular use for desired effects.

Don't take with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


None expected.


    Overdose unlikely to threaten life. If person takes much larger amount than prescribed, call doctor, poison-control center or hospital emergency room for instructions.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    Intense itching, Seek emergency weakness, loss of treatment immediately. consciousness.


  • Acne or oily skin, deep voice, enlarged clitoris in females; frequent erections, swollen breasts in men.
  • Sore mouth; higher sex drive, decreased testicle size, impotence in men.


  • Yellow skin or eyes.
  • Depression or confusion, flushed face, rash or itch, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swollen feet or legs, headache, shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, chills, difficult urination; vaginal bleeding in women; scrotum pain in men.


  • Hives, black stool.
  • Sore throat, fever, abdominal pain.
  • Appetite loss, halitosis.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to any male hormone.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you might be pregnant.
  • If you have cancer of prostate.
  • If you have heart disease or arteriosclerosis.
  • If you have kidney or liver disease.
  • If you have breast cancer (males).
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you have migraine attacks.
  • If you have high level of blood calcium.
  • If you have epilepsy.

Over age 60:

  • May stimulate sexual activity.
  • Can make high blood pressure or heart disease worse.
  • Can enlarge prostate and cause urinary retention.

Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use.

Drug passes into milk. Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on maintaining milk supply.

Infants & children:
Don't give to children younger than 2. Use with older children only under medical supervision.

Prolonged use:

  • Reduces sperm count and volume of semen.
  • Possible kidney stones.
  • Unnatural hair growth and deep voice in women.
  • Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies to check complete blood counts (white blood cell count, platelet count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit).

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected.

No problems expected.


  • May cause atrophy of testicles.
  • Will not increase strength in athletes.
  • May cause liver cancer.
  • In women, may cause male-like changes such as deepened voice, increased hair growth.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

------------------------ -----------------------
Anticoagulants* Increased anticoagulant effect.
Antidiabetics*, Increased antidiabetic
oral effect.
Chlorzoxazone Decreased androgen effect.
Cyclosporine Increased cyclosporine effect.
Hepatotoxic drugs* Increased liver toxicity.
Insulin Increased antidiabetic effect.
Oxyphenbutazone Decreased androgen effect.
Phenobarbital Decreased androgen effect.
Phenylbutazone Decreased androgen effect.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Beverages: None expected.
Cocaine: No proven problems.
Salt. Excessive fluid retention (edema).
Decrease salt intake while taking
male hormones.
Marijuana: Decreased blood levels of
Tobacco: No proven problems.

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