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Nandrolone

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Introduction

Name

  • Nandrolone.

Class of drug

  • Anabolic steroid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (17-beta)-17-hydroxyestr-4-en-3-one.

Molecular formula

  • C18H26O2.

Physical properties

  • Colorless, oily solution.
  • Clear, pale yellow, sterile, non-aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • Protect from light.
  • <25°C.

Uses

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Indications

  • Indicated for use wherever excessive tissue breakdown or extensive repair processes are proceeding.
  • Has been advocated in cases of aplastic anemia Anemia: non-regenerative and anemia associated with renal failure Anemia: overview.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Warfarin

  • Anabolic steroids may enhance effects Warfarin.

Insulin

  • The insulin requirements of diabetics may need to be decreased following the administration of anabolic steroids Insulin.

Adrenal steroids

  • May potentiate the development of edema.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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