Methandrostenolone which is also commonly known as Dianabol is an effective oral anabolic steroid. It was originally founded in Germany. Later a company named Ciba Specialty Chemicals released it in the US in the early 60s. The steroid is also known as Dbol, Danabol, D-bolicand Averbol. With its use, you can expect a permanent improvement in muscle strength, size and function, improved protein synthesis and glycogenolysis. It has the capacity to easily pass from the liver and there only a very minute part gets broken. The drug Dianabol is highly popular amongst bodybuilders and athletes for their overall performance enhancement and it can be readily acquired without any valid prescriptions in most countries.

The medical usage

In the year 1965, the FDA had asked clarification from Ciba on the medical use of Dianabol. In their reply the company stated, that the drug can be used to treat patients who are suffering from any kind of general weakness, has weak bones, post-menopausal osteoporosis, and pituitary-deficient dwarfism. So, finally in the 70s, considering Dianabol’s medical efficiency the FDA approved the drug. After this move, Ciba was allowed to continue selling the drug on the market. But eventually, the company somehow lost its patent on Dianabol and so other companies like Bolar, Rugby, Parr, and Barr entered the market and took up the opportunity. Dbol is available in various forms like injections, pills, capsules, creams, and gels. It was labeled as a Schedule III drug as per the U.S. Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990.  Some of the medical conditions like steroidal diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, chronic adrenocortical insufficiency, pituitary dwarfism, interstitial-pituitary insufficiency, diabetic angiopathies etc. can be influenced by Methandrostenolone treatment.

Ideal dosage

The drug Dbol has a half-life of around 5 hours. It is basically the time taken by the drug’s concentration to disperse halfway in the blood plasma. Keeping this factor in mind, most doctors recommend that Dianabol should be taken twice in a day in order to maintain an even concentration in the bloodstream and provide maximum benefit. The ideal time to take it is, once in the morning and once in the evening at equal intervals. If taken only once a day, the steroid will not give you optimum results.

Safety factors

If you decide to start with the drug either for bodybuilding or medical usage considering the medical conditions that are influenced by Methandrostenolone treatment, then there are certain points you should be aware of like:

  • As this drug is monitored by the Controlled Substance Act, you will always require a valid prescription from a licensed doctor for purchasing the drug.
  • Avoid taking the steroid if you have high level of calcium in your blood, to avoid any kind of complications
  • People with prostate or breast cancer should never go for D-bol as it increases the risk factor
  • With the use of Dianabol, your blood pressure and cholesterol level will get affected
  • Initially, it causes water retention, which can lead to weight gain.