Brand Names: Winstrol

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 13, 2019.

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What is stanozolol?

Stanozolol is a man-made steroid, similar to the a naturally occurring steroid testosterone.

Stanozolol is used in the treatment of hereditary angioedema, which causes episodes of swelling of the face, extremities, genitals, bowel wall, and throat. Stanozolol may decrease the frequency and severity of these attacks.

Stanozolol may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Important information

In rare cases, serious and even fatal cases of liver problems have developed during treatment with stanozolol. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain, light colored stools, dark colored urine, unusual fatigue, nausea or vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. These may be early signs of liver problems.

Before taking this medicine

Do not take stanozolol without first talking to your doctor if you have

prostate cancer;

breast cancer; or

a high level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia).

Before taking stanozolol, talk to your doctor if you

have heart or blood vessel disease;

have had a heart attack;

have a high level of cholesterol in the blood;

have bleeding or blood clotting problems;

have diabetes;

take an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner);