Steroids Side Effects

Steroids Description:

Steroids side effects can be a result of a short time use and a fewer from a long time use. Steroids or Winstrol is a brand of stanozolol tablets which is a synthetic derivative of testosterone. It has inactive ingredients as follows: Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, D&C Red #28, FD&C Red #40, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, starch.

Steroids indication:

Steroids as winstrol are indicated for Hereditary Angioedema. Specifically, anavolic steroids as WINSTROL prophylactically work to reduce frequency and severity of angioedema.

Dosage and administration:

Hereditary angioedema is a serious condition needing utmost care in administering medication.  Specifically, continuous treatment using steroid must be individualized and on basis of any clinical effects it has on the patient. Dosage of 2mg thrice a day is recommended as an initial dose. When good effect is noted that’s the time to plan taking it in intervals of one to three months for maintenance. However, administration always varies from one person to another. So, physician’s consultation is a must.

Steroids precautions:

Generally, Anabolic steroids as winstrol can suppress the production of clotting II, V, VII, and X, and somehow increase the prothrombin time.

Signs of deepening of voice among women must be observe. If it incurs, stop the drug intake and consult physician immediately. Specifically, mild verilism is prevented from further deterioration when detected at an earlier stage. Some of the voice changes are often irreversible. So, it should be detected at first.

Those taking insulin must consult physicians for dosage adjustment.

-Those with erectile dysfunctions must seek physician’s consult.

-Hoarseness, acne, changes in menstrual periods, hirsutism in women

-Any patients suffering from nausea, vomiting, skin discoloration, or ankle swelling.

-Women with breast carcinoma must refrain from steroids use

-Any person suffering from liver diseases must also refrain from use of steroids. Steroid is a hepatotoxic drug.

-Those with bone problems especially women prone to bone fractures.

-Assessment of Hemoglobin and hematocrit must be done to avoid polycythemia in patients receiving high doses of winstrol.

-Steroids must not be given or decreased with anticoagualant.

-Precaution is also adhered to Geriatric patients as they are prone to prostatic hypertrophy.

-Should not be given to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Steroids Side effects:

Effects to Hepatic:

  • Cholestatic jaundice that if not treated leads to death
  • Hepatocellular neoplasms and peliosis hepatic
  • Reversible changes in liver function tests also

Effects to Genitourinary System:  

  • Organ enlargement
  • Frequent erections
  • Inhibition of testicular function
  • testicular atrophy
  • oligospermia
  • impotence
  • chronic priapism
  • epididymitis
  •  bladder irritability
  • For women includes menstrual irregularities.
  • Increased or decreased libido.

Effects to Central Nervous System:  

  • Habituation
  • Excitation
  • insomnia
  • depression.

Effects to the Gastrointestinal: 

  •  Nausea,
  • Vomiting
  •  diarrhea.

Hematologic side effects:

  • Includes bleeding especially those under anticoagulant therapy

Effects to reproductive system:

  • Gynecomastia in male
  • Deepening of the voice in women.
  • Hirsutism
  • baldness in women.

Effects to the Skin: 

  • Excessive Acne

Effects to the skeletal system:  

  • Premature closure of epiphyses in children
  • Bone fractures

Side effects to Fluid and Electrolytes:  

  • Edema,
  • sodium, chloride, potassium, phosphate, calcium  imbalance

Side effects to Metabolism: 

  • Decreased glucose tolerance
  • increased serum levels of low-density lipoproteins and decreased levels of high-density lipoproteins
  • increased creatine and creatinine excretion
  • increased serum levels of creatinine phosphokinase (CPK).

WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) or steroids side effects are many to mention. No matter what others or any websites would tell you, seeking professional or any medical help for consultation is still the best option you can take.