Stanozolol

Description

The primary ingredient of Stanozolol is available as oral forms and parenteral forms. It is used for the treatment of angioedema, anemia, catabolic disorders, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Stanozolol

  • Rash
  • Itching of skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breast pain
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessnes
  • Acne

Uses of Stanozolol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Anemia
  • Catabolic Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Behcet's Syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    Habit forming tendencies have been reported with this medicine.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to stanozolol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Severe Hepatic impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Carcinoma of prostate

This medicine is not recommended for use in male patients with carcinoma of the prostate due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition
General warnings

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Premenopausal women

This medicine is not recommended for treating angioedema in premenopausal women due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Sports

Use of this medicine is prohibited at all times according to category S1 of World Anti-Dopping Agency (WADA).

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Bleeding disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Close monitoring of prothrombin time or INR is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hypercalcemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypercalcemia (increased calcium blood levels) or hyperparathyroidism (excess production of parathyroid hormone) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of calcium levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Oral form: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very less.

Overdose

Oral: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Deflazacort

Leflunomide

Chlorpropamide

Efavirenz

Glimepiride

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Polycythemia

This medicine should be used with caution, since it may increase the risk of polycythemia (increased red blood cells) upon prolonged usage. Regular monitoring of hemoglobin and hematocrit levels is necessary to safely use this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative is required based on the clinical condition.

Fluid retention

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with fluid overload or at risk of edema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of blood pressure levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Hyperlipoproteinemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hyperlipoproteinemia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of lipid levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral form: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any adverse effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injection: This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
It works on certain physiochemical processes in the body to maintain homeostasis (state of balance) in different organs for reducing the symptoms of various disorders such as anemia, catabolic disorders, breast cancer in postmenopausal women, and hereditary angioedema.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Androgens and anabolic steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Apr 2019

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