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Danazol is a medication that is commonly prescribed to women to prevent various pain in the pelvic region as well as infertility due to endometriosis. Danazol also has some effects in treating various breast conditions and works as a strong androgen which is similar to testosterone.
Danazol can regulate hormones throughout the body and change the way that the ovaries produce their hormones. The medication actually works to halt the production of gonadotrophins and can produce some androgenic effects which are very similar to steroids.
Many male bodybuilders have started to use this as part of an estrogen blocker in their post cycle therapy. During the early 80s when aromatase inhibitors were not available this was the drug of choice as part of a post cycle therapy method.
Danazol can still continue to be used to prevent estrogenic problems in a post cycle therapy. While many bodybuilders do not experience any type of gynecomastia side effects, introducing an estrogen blockers such as danazol can ensure that there is a minimal risk of these side effects from occurring.
Danazol can offer some greater benefits than a traditional estrogen blocker as it helps to boost LH hormones during post cycle therapy. This can ensure a greater level of success in maintaining gains through the training cycle. While there are several options available for estrogen blockers, the properties that danazol has as well as the extensive history in bodybuilding make it theoreticaly a great choice.
As a result of the demand for danazol and its added benefits the expense for this medication is a little more than some of its competitors like clomid or Nolvadex. Each of these solutions will provide you with perfect on cycle or PCT assistance but Danazol has the best proven track record through its experience.
This drug was rarely prescribed for longer than six months due to its risk of ovarian cancer when used for endometriosis in women. Females who suffer from medical problems nowadays have access to several drugs that do not increase their risks for virilization due to androgenic activity.
Athletes who use anabolic steroids have no reason to use this drug these days. There are a lot of steroids available which cause less side effects.
Side-effects for both females and males:
Acne, dark-colored urine, increased oiliness of the hair or skin, rapid weight gain, swelling of the feet or lower legs, bloating, pain, or tenderness of the abdomen or stomach, muscle cramps or spasms, burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except the smallest finger, chest pain, chills, fever, shortness of breath, complete or partial numbness or weakness on one side of body, diarrhea, difficulty with speaking, difficulty with swallowing, headache, discharge from the nipple, loss of muscle coordination, hives or other skin rash, joint pain, light-colored stools, loss of appetite (continuing), nausea, purple- or red-colored, or other spots on the body or inside the mouth or nose, restlessness, unusual tiredness or weakness, Bleeding gums, blood in the urine, eye pain, fast heartbeat, changes in vision, cough, coughing up blood, more frequent nosebleeds, muscle aches, sore throat, vomiting, yellow eyes or skin, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs, which may move upward to the arms, trunk, or face; sweating, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, Flushing or redness of the skin, nervousnessweakness, mood or mental changes, or general feeling of illness, Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
Side effects for females only:
Decrease in the breast size, Enlarged clitoris, vaginal bleeding, irregular menstrual periods, hoarseness or deepening of voice, weight gain, unnatural hair growth, Burning, dryness, or itching of the vagina.
Side effects for males only:
decrease in the size of the testicles, Changes in semen
Black Market prices / availability:
The price for 30 tablets of 50mg is around $100, 30x 100mg cost around $130, the price for 30x 200mg is around $210. In most developed countries this drug is available by prescription as well.
Hypothetically, bodybuilders most likely ran it at an incredibly high dose of over 200 milligrams (mg) a day or more.
The above mentioned dosage informations are not a medical advise or dosage advice. The dosage usage and informations are just informations from Bodybuilders who use or have used these active substances. The dosage information should not be regarded as universally valid. If you are thinking of using steroids or similar substances, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Danazole, Danocrine, Chronogyn, Ladogal, Danazant, Panacrine, Danatrol, Danazolum, Novaprin
Brand Names / Producer:
Danol / Sanofi
Danocrine / Sanofi
Danogen / Cipla Limited
Gonablok / Win Medicare Limited
Gynadom / East-West Pharma
Ladogal / Sanofi Synthelabo Ltd.
Pozol / Biomax Biotechnics
Dazol / West Coast Pharmaceuticals
Endometryl / Ar-Ex Laboratories
Cyclomen / Sanofi (Canada)
Molecular Formula: C22H27NO2
Molecular Weight: 337.455 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass: 337.204193 Da
Half life: 3-6 hours