Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid related to the natural hormone testosterone. Stanozolol is used to treat hereditary angioedema (episodic swelling of areas of the body).

Anabolic steroids such as stanozolol are synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids are synthetic male hormones which enhance and repair the body tissue-building process. They are used medically to treat anemia (low red blood cell count); to control breast cancer in women; to improve weight loss due to severe illness, and to treat osteoporosis (bone loss). Use of this for non-medical reasons poses serious, life threatening consequences. Stanozolol has a pronounced anabolic effect with fewer masculinizing side effects than testosterone or some other synthetic anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are used in debilitated or weakened animals to stimulate appetite and increase weight gain, strength, and vigor. They should be used as a part of an overall program with other supportive and nutritional therapies. The effects of anabolic steroids usually last for several weeks.

Stanozolol is a man-made steroid, similar to the a naturally occurring steroid testosterone. Stanozolol is used in the treatment of hereditary angioedema, which causes episodes of swelling of the face, extremities, genitals, bowel wall, and throat. Stanozolol may decrease the frequency and severity of these attacks.

Stanozolol is a relatively low androgenic steroid which does not seem to aromatize. It can be toxic to the liver in excessive dosages. Very few user report water retention or any other side effects. It is a popular all purpose steroid; many stack with Primobolan or Parabolan for cutting, others stack it with testosterone for size and strength gains. Women often use stanozolol but occasionally it can cause virilization, even at low dosages. Stanozolol gives a solid muscle gain and an overproportionally strong strength, which usually remains after use of the compound is discontinued.

Stanozolol is one of several synthetic versions of the steroid hormone testosterone. Like testosterone, these drugs promote signs of masculinity (their androgenic effect) and increased synthesis of muscle proteins (their anabolic effect). Used in the past to treat a handful of medical conditions--anemia and breast cancer among them--steroids are used by professional and amateur athletes alike, all looking to build muscle tissue easily.