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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are the
same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious or if
you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or your

1. What Deca-Durabolin is and what it is
used for
Deca-Durabolin is a solution for injection
containing the active ingredient nandrolone
Nandrolone is a type of anabolic steroid
that helps to prevent bone loss.

(Nandrolone decanoate)

50 mg/ml
Solution for Injection

RA 1235 OSSUPL 9 (Ref 8.0)

In this leaflet:
1. What Deca-Durabolin is and what it is
used for
2. Before you are given Deca-Durabolin
3. How you are given Deca-Durabolin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Deca-Durabolin
6. Further information

Deca-Durabolin is used in osteoporosis, when
bones thin and become brittle, after the
2. Before you are given Deca-Durabolin
Do not take Deca-Durabolin
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
nandrolone decanoate or any of the
ingredients of Deca-Durabolin
• If you have prostate or breast cancer
• If you have porphyria (an inherited blood

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• If you are allergic to peanuts or soya (see
"Important information about some of the
ingredients of Deca-Durabolin")
Take special care with Deca-Durabolin:
Extra supervision by your doctor may be
necessary in some cases; particularly the
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• kidney disease
• liver disease
• heart disease
• epilepsy
• migraine
• high blood pressure
• cancer of the bone
• diabetes mellitus
Anabolic steroids should not be taken by
athletes to try to improve performance.
They are more likely to be harmful to you.
Taking other medicines
Other medicines may affect how DecaDurabolin works or Deca-Durabolin may
affect how they work. These include:
• If you are diabetic you may need less
insulin or other antidiabetic drugs.
• If you are taking drugs to thin your blood
you may need to take less. You will be
closely monitored if you are taking DecaDurabolin and drugs to thin your blood
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Deca-Durabolin must not be taken during
pregnancy or when you are breast feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
As far as is known Deca-Durabolin has no
adverse effect on alertness or concentration.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Deca-Durabolin

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Deca-Durabolin also contains:
Arachis oil (peanut oil) - If you are allergic to
peanut or soya, do not use this medicinal
Benzyl alcohol (100 mg per ml) - Products
containing benzyl alcohol must not be given
to premature babies or neonates. It may
cause toxic reactions and allergic reactions in
infants and children up to 3 years old.
3. How you are given Deca-Durabolin
Deca-Durabolin is normally given by a doctor
(or a nurse). It will be given as an injection
deep into a muscle. The dose depends on
your illness and how bad it is. Your doctor will
decide the dose.
If you take more Deca-Durabolin than you
If you think you have been given too much
Deca-Durabolin, tell your doctor straight
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Deca-Durabolin can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
These include:
• fluid retention
• abnormal blood tests
• stunted growth in children
• an increase in male characteristics in
women; your voice may get deeper and
you may notice some hair growth or acne
• increased sex drive and your periods may
• young girls may notice a change to the
clitoris and pubic hair growth
• in men the quantity of sperm may decrease
• in young boys Deca-Durabolin can cause
early sexual development and delay
growth. If this happens you may need to
stop your treatment for a while.
Deca-Durabolin may affect some liver tests
or may cause liver tumours, although
very rarely.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.
5. How to store Deca-Durabolin
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Deca-Durabolin after the expiry
date stated on the package, sachet and
Store below 30 °C.
Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Store in the original package.
Protect from light.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further Information
What Deca-Durabolin contains
• The active substance is Nandrolone
decanoate, 50 mg per ml.
• The other ingredients are: Benzyl alcohol
and Arachis oil.
What Deca-Durabolin looks like and
contents of the pack
Deca-Durabolin 50 mg solution for injection is
a slightly yellow, oily solution filled in a 1ml
clear glass vial and sold in packs of 1, 3 or 6
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Organon Laboratories Ltd,
Cambridge Science Park,
Milton Road, Cambridge,
N.V. Organon, Kloosterstraat 6
5349 AB Oss, The Netherlands
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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