What is methenolone acetate?
Methenolone acetate is a very mild anabolic steroid. It is mostly used by male. It is very similar to the testosterone (naturally produced steroid). Methenolone acetate may be used to promote weight gain following severe trauma, extensive surgery or chronic infection. It is also used to decrease the muscle loss caused by treatment with corticosteroids. Generally, steroids are used for gaining muscle mass. It is a medicine that may be obtained without prescription. In some patients it may cause addiction, therefore it is necessary to consult a doctor prior to initiation of therapy with it and assess all the risks and benefits.
Precautions with methenolone acetate
People that consider taking methenolone acetate are advised to consult a physician first and discuss about potential harm and benefit from the therapy with an anabolic steroid. Overweigh the risks of taking this medicine with the potential benefit it can provide. If you and your doctor decide that there is no risk from the therapy with methenolone acetate, then take all protective measures to avoid developing of adverse events.
·It is contraindicated the use of methenolone acetate in patients with apparent hypersensitivity to it or to any of its active ingredients. Patients may develop unusual allergic reaction to anabolic steroids or androgens (male sex hormones). If you experience signs and symptoms of allergic reaction to methenolone acetate, such as itchiness, skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips and tongue, discontinue with the drug and take appropriate measures to treat the symptoms.
·Methenolone acetate should not be used in children. It may affect the children’s growth and slow down the bone growth. Also, there is an increased incidence of developing too fast sexually and in female children it may cause male-like changes.
·Elder people should also be cautious to the use of methenolone acetate due to increased risk of enlarged prostate or cancer of the prostate.
·Diabetic patients should exercise caution to the use of methenolone acetate. If the blood glucose levels change while taking this medicine, discontinue with it and manage properly the blood glucose levels.
Prior to the commencement of therapy with methenolone acetate it is very important to prevent your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any of the following medical conditions:
·You are allergic to medicines, foods and other substances. Prevent your doctor if you have experienced previously allergic reaction to medicines or to other substances.
·You have liver disease and high levels of cholesterol or lipids;
·You are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. It is not recommended to use methenolone acetate while pregnant due to the fact that it can cause malformation and development of male features in female fetus, premature growth and development of features in the male fetus. Discuss with your doctor all risks and avoid the use of methenolone acetate while pregnant.
·You are breastfeeding. There is no clear evidence of the safety of methenolone acetate in nursing mothers. Like most of the medicines, it may pass into breast milk and harm the infant. Therefore, nursing mothers should not use methenolone acetate while breast-feeding.
The enumerated conditions may also interfere with the mechanism of action of methenolone acetate.
Interaction with other drugs
Before starting to take methenolone acetate, prevent your doctor about all medicines you take daily, including prescription and non-prescription ones, herbal products, minerals, vitamins, natural supplements and other products that may interfere with it. In order to avoid the interaction between methenolone acetate, your healthcare provider should be aware of the medicines you already take. It is not recommended the concomitant administration of methenolone acetate and the following medicines:
The reason of avoiding the concurrent administration of such anabolic steroid as methenolone acetate lies in the increased incidence of liver damage. If there is the need, make periodic laboratory tests in order to check the liver condition and the level of liver enzymes.
Indications of use and dosage
Methenolone acetate is a drug available for oral administration as tablets. It is important to follow the dosage exactly as prescribed or indicated by a pharmacist. It is not recommended to take greater doses of methenolone acetate than indicated in order to not increase the incidence of developing side effects. In order to benefit from the therapy with methenolone acetate, it is essential to follow a diet high in proteins and calories. For any particular information, contact a physician or ask a pharmacist.
In order to get prescription of appropriate dosage for your condition and desired effects, it is recommended to consult a doctor. The number of tablets that is to be taken daily, length of time between doses, and the number of doses depend on the patient.
Possible side effects with methenolone acetate
Like all medicines, methenolone acetate may cause side effects when used in prescribed/indicated amounts. The most common side effects with methenolone acetate are the following:
·Unnatural hair growth;
·Increased frequency of erections;
·Irregular menstrual periods;
·Unusual hair loss.
Prevent your doctor about all side effects you get to experience while taking methenolone acetate.
Other side effects patients may experience while taking methenolone acetate are the following:
·Nausea and vomiting;
·Swelling of feet;
·Sore throat and/or fever;
·Unusual weight gain and others.
Do not get alarmed by the list of the side effects you may experience with methenolone acetate. It is not a rule for all patients, however it is important to take all measures of precaution in order to avoid developing of any side effects.
If you forgot to take a dose
If you missed one dose a day, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is already too late to take the skipped dose, leave it and continue your usual schedule. Do not take a greater dose to make up for the skipped one.
If you forgot to take more than one dose a day, skip the missed doses and continue your usual dosing schedule. Never take greater doses to make up for the skipped ones. However, missed doses decrease the effect of methenolone acetate.
It is recommended to keep methenolone acetate in a clean and dry place at the room temperature below 30 degrees C. Avoid the direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Keep the drug out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store methenolone acetate in the bathroom or near sink, in the kitchen or other damp places. Do not use expired tablets. Look carefully at the expiry date on the bottom of the package.