What is Stanozolol?
Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid that is derived from Testosterone.
What are the common names or slang terms for Stanozolol?
Stanozolol is illegally sold under the commercial names Winstrol (oral form) and Winstrol Depot (injectable form).
What are its short and long-term effects on the body?
Although anabolic androgenic steroids like Stanozolol may increase lean muscle mass, strength, and the ability to train longer and harder, the serious side effects of steroids are many and may not be reversible. The minor side effects of steroid use include acne, oily skin, excess hair growth, and deepening of the voice. The major side effects of steroid use include an increased risk of cancer, increased risk of heart and liver disease, jaundice, fluid retention, reduction in HDL-C (“good cholesterol”), high blood pressure, changes in blood coagulation, increased risk of atherosclerosis, swelling of the soft tissues of the extremities (edema), and obstructive sleep apnea.
Side effects specific to men can include testicular atrophy or the shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, and the development of breasts. For women, side effects can include enlargement of the clitoris, changes in the body contour growth of facial hair, disruption of the menstrual cycle, deepened voice and infertility.
An increase in androgenic (male) hormones from steroid use may also lead to aggressive behavior. Research also indicates that steroid like Stanozolol are at a significant risk of suffering irreversible side effects, including stunted growth, accelerated puberty changes and abnormal sexual development. Adolescent girls in particular may suffer from severe acne, excessive body and facial hair, deepened voice, permanent enlargement of the clitoris, disruption of the menstrual cycle, and permanent infertility.
What is its federal classification?
Stanozolol is included in Schedule III of the Code of Federal Regulations' Schedule of Controlled Substances.