Winstrol Side Effects

by on July 26, 2012


While side effects are not common when using Winstrol, it is important to note that prolonged use or abuse of this steroid can cause liver damage, acne outbreaks on the back and chest, a drop in sperm production in men and irregular menstrual cycles and increasing body hair in women. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Common Winstrol Side Effects

While there are many side effects which have been reported with the use of Winstrol (stanozolol), the most common ones include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rash
  • Acne outbreaks
  • Mood swings
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice)

If the patient notices that any of these side effects are ongoing, it is extremely important that they advise their doctor, because if left untreated, they can cause permanent damage, especially to the liver. By discussing these symptoms with their doctor, the patient can be assured that the doctor will be able to address their concerns and prescribe alternative medication if necessary.

Serious Winstrol Side Effects

While it is not common, patients can sometimes experience allergic reactions when taking Winstrol. If the patient experiences any of the following symptoms, they need to ensure that they seek immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the throat, lips, face or tongue
  • Severe headaches

Many other reactions have been reported by patients who have made use of Winstrol, and while these effects may not be life-threatening, it is important to seek medical attention if any of them should occur:

  • Insomnia
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Swelling of arms or legs
  • Frequent erections
  • Depression
  • Gastro Intestinal disturbances
  • Impotence
  • Tenderness and itching in sensitive areas of the body such as nipples
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark colored urine
  • Light colored stools
  • Acne breakouts on the back and chest
  • Increasing cholesterol levels
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Aggression

Side Effects in Men

There are quite a few side effects which can be experienced by men who make use of Winstrol. It has been shown to cause baldness in men, along with a drop in sperm count.

Liver damage is among the most common side effect experienced by men who make use of Winstrol. Many men have also reported that they experienced an increase in acne on parts of the body like the back and chest.

When using Winstrol, it is important to monitor cholesterol levels, because this medication has been reported to cause an increase in cholesterol levels. In extreme cases of overdose or misuse of Winstrol, death may occur. It is important to report any side effects to your doctor as soon as possible.

Side Effects in Women

Unfortunately, women can suffer serious side effects when making use of Winstrol. Side effects such as a deepening voice, an increase in body hair, tenderness in breasts, changes in reproductive organs and changes to menstrual cycles have been reported.

Changes in sexual drive have also been reported, along with bouts of aggression. Because these side effects are irreversible, it is extremely important for women to discuss the use of Winstrol with their doctor beforehand.

Preexisting Conditions

Patients who have had (or have) breast or prostate cancer should avoid the use of Winstrol. If hypocalcaemia (high calcium levels in the blood) is detected, the patient should also refrain from using Winstrol until they have discussed it with their doctor.

Winstrol is not suitable for anyone who has suffered from a heart attack or has any form of heart disease, clotting problems, kidney conditions or high cholesterol levels. If you are unsure about using Winstrol with any health condition that you may be suffering from, it is important to consult with your doctor.

Other Medications

If a patient receives a prescription for Winstrol, it is important that they inform their doctor about any other medications they are using, whether they are herbal or pharmaceutical. This is because many drugs have the ability to interact with each other which can have unpleasant or even fatal side effects. Patients who make use of the following types of medication should discuss the use of Winstrol with their doctor beforehand:

  • Anticoagulant medication
  • Insulin or other oral diabetes medications such as DiaBeta, Amaryl, Dymelor and many others

Although many side effects are related to the use of Winstrol, it has proven to be beneficial in treating patients with hereditary angioedema. It is important to ensure that the patient is made aware of any possible side effects before prescribing Winstrol so that they are able to make an informed choice regarding their treatment. If you are unsure about any side effects or interactions that you may experience while using Winstrol, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.