The use of anabolic steroids such as Winstrol may be associated with serious adverse reactions, many of which are dose related. Patients should be placed on the lowest possible effective dose. Medications that may interact with Winstrol include anticoagulants (blood thinners), insulin , or an oral diabetes medicine. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Winstrol is known to cause birth defects in a fetus. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Winstrol is excreted in human milk. Many drugs are excreted in human milk and there is the potential for adverse reactions in nursing infants from anabolic steroids. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Winstrol is used by bodybuilders especially in cutting cycles. It does raise the amount of testosterone circulating in the body and it does suppress other natural hormones levels, as well as change cholesterol levels. Most doctors limit its use to 6 weeks, although some people have used it for as long as twelve weeks. There are some reports that Winstrol weakens tendons and other reports say it strengthens them and other say it strengthens them unevenly, which could be an issue. Joint stress has also been reported while using Winstrol. It has become popular among women who want to build muscle mass and not gain fat. Anyone not involved in bodybuilding as a sport has alternatives when it comes to eliminating fat and building muscle mass.