Generic name: Nandrolone [ NAN-droe-lone ]
Drug class: Androgens and anabolic steroids
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 30, 2023.
Uses of Nandrolone:
- It is used to treat soft, brittle bones (osteoporosis) in women who have been through menopause (change of life).
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Nandrolone?
- If you are allergic to nandrolone; any part of nandrolone; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are allergic to soya lecithin or alike food products such as soybeans or peanuts, talk with the doctor.
- If you have porphyria.
- If you are male and have breast or prostate cancer.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take nandrolone if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take nandrolone.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with nandrolone.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take nandrolone with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Nandrolone?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take nandrolone. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have a bone density test as you have been told by your doctor. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- This medicine may affect sperm in men. This may affect being able to father a child. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give nandrolone to a newborn. It has benzyl alcohol.
- If you are 65 or older, use nandrolone with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking nandrolone, call your doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Nandrolone) best taken?
Use nandrolone as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high calcium levels like weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, upset stomach and throwing up, constipation, or bone pain.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- For women, no period.
- For females, a deep voice, facial hair, pimples, or period changes.
- More interest in sex.
- For males, erections (hard penis) that happen often or that last a long time.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Very bad headache.
What are some other side effects of Nandrolone?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Nandrolone?
- If you need to store nandrolone at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about nandrolone, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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