Nandrolone Decanoate is a man-made steroid, similar to the naturally occurring steroid testosterone. Nandrolone Decanoate is used to promote weight gain following extensive surgery, chronic infection, or severe trauma, and in other cases that result in inadequate weight gain or maintenance. Nandrolone Decanoate is used to decrease muscle loss caused by treatment with corticosteroids and to reduce bone pain associated with osteoporosis. Deca-Durabolin is also used to treat anemia associated with chronic (long-term) kidney failure.
The decanoate salt form of Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid analog of testosterone with androgenic, anabolic, and erythropoietin stimulating effects. Nandrolone enters the cell and binds to and activates specific nuclear androgen receptors in responsive tissue, including the prostate, seminal vesicles, scrotum, penis, larynx, hair follicles, muscle, and bone. The resulting activated hormone receptor complex trans locates into the nucleus and binds to androgen response elements (ARE) in the promoter region of targeted genes, where the complex promotes gene expression necessary for maintaining male sex characteristics. Mimicking the negative feedback mechanism of testosterone, Nandrolone Decanoate also suppresses the secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH). Furthermore, this agent also stimulates Erythropoietin production by enhancing the production of erythropoietic stimulating factors.
Take Nandrolone Decanoate only as directed. Do not take more of Deca-Durabolin and do not take it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
In order for Deca-Durabolin to work properly, it is important that you follow a diet high in proteins and calories. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.
The dose of these medicines will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of these medicines. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you miss a dose of this medicine and your dosing schedule is:
One dose a day - Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if you do not remember it until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
More than one dose a day - Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
Storage - To store Deca-Durabolin:
To store this medicine:
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store away from heat and direct light.
- Store at the room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F).
- Keep the liquid form of this medicine from freezing.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Deca-Durabolin Side Effects:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Acne; enlarging penis; increased frequency of erections; unnatural hair growth; Acne or oily skin; enlarging clitoris; hoarseness or deepening of voice; irregular menstrual periods; unnatural hair growth; unusual hair loss.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Bone pain; nausea or vomiting; sore tongue; swelling of feet or lower legs; unusual bleeding; unusual weight gain; Black, tarry, or light-colored stools; dark-colored urine; purple- or red-colored spots on body or inside the mouth or nose; sore throat and/or fever; vomiting of blood.