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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The use of anabolic steroids may be associated with serious adverse reactions, many of which are dose related; therefore, patients should be placed on the lowest possible effective dose.
Hereditary Angioedema. The dosage requirements for continuous treatment of hereditary angioedema with WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) should be individualized on the basis of the clinical response of the patient. It is recommended that the patient be started on 2 mg, three times a day. After a favorable initial response is obtained in terms of prevention of episodes of edematous attacks, the proper continuing dosage should be determined by decreasing the dosage at intervals of one to three months to a maintenance dosage of 2 mg a day. Some patients may be successfully managed on a 2 mg alternate day schedule. During the dose adjusting phase, close monitoring of the patient's response is indicated, particularly if the patient has a history of airway involvement.
The prophylactic dose of WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) , to be used prior to dental extraction, or other traumatic or stressful situations has not been established and may be substantially larger.
Attacks of hereditary angioedema are generally infrequent in childhood and the risks from stanozolol administration are substantially increased. Therefore, long-term prophylactic therapy with this drug is generally not recommended in children, and should only be undertaken with due consideration of the benefits and risks involved (see PRECAUTIONS, Pediatric Use ).
WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) tablets for oral administration are pink, round tablets scored on one side.
Bottles of 100 NDC 0024-2253-04
Store at controlled room temperature 15° to 30° C (59° to 86° F)
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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