The down side is that this drug is responsible for a number of side effects. It is an alpha alkylated 17 compound, which is quite toxic to the liver. Average dosages for Danabol / Dianabol have been in the range of 15mg to 30mg a day oral or 50mg to 100mg a week by injection. Regarded by many athletes as being one of the most effective oral steroids ever produced. It was not known as the "Breakfast of Champions" for nothing. Danabol / Dianabol is still one of the most effective strength and size building oral steroids probably second only to Anadrol 50 but it is not as harsh on the system as Anadrol 50 is.
Effective Dose: 20 - 50 mg/day
by Bill Roberts - Contrary to what many would expect, this compound is actually only a weak agonist of the androgen receptor (AR), with poor binding. It follows, then, that its value must mostly come from non-AR-mediated effects. It is therefore a Class II steroid. Since it is not very effective in activating ARs, it should be stacked with a Class I steroid that is effective in this regard, such as Primobolan , Deca Durabolin , or trenbolone acetate . There is no point in stacking it with Anadrol®, which has similar activity -- one ought to simply use the more appropriate drug. With testosterone or Deca, Danabol / Dianabol is to be preferred; with Primobolan or trenbolone acetate, Anadrol® is to be preferred (though Danabol / Dianabol is still a good choice) because Anadrol® does not aromatize. For an oral-only cycle -- something I don't recommend -- Anadrol® is the better choice in my opinion for that also, at 150 mg/day (preferably divided to 3 or 6 doses.)
Methandrostenolone converts to estradiol via aromatase. The amount of this conversion may be reduced by use of Arimidex , or less preferably Cytadren (see previous articles discussing dosage and dose pattern.) Or if the conversion is allowed, Clomid may be used to block adverse estrogenic effects.
Irreversible hoarsening of the voice has been seen in some women from very few tablets of Danabol / Dianabol: one per day for a few weeks. For this reason, in the 1960s doctors decided to end what had been a fairly common practice of prescribing this drug at one tab per day to women as a "tonic." It is not a good choice for the woman who chooses to use anabolic steroids.
The usual dosing for men is 25-50 mg/day in divided doses, preferably four or five doses. The drug is 17-alkylated and so use should be limited to no more than 6 weeks, and preferably no more than four weeks, with at least an equal amount of time off.
Excessive water retention and aromatizing can be avoided in most cases by simultaneously taking Nolvadex and Proviron.
An effective daily dose for athletes is 15-40 mg/day. Steroid novices do not need more than 15-20 mg./day which is sufficient to achieve exceptional results over a period of 8-10 weeks.
Since the half-life time of dianabol is only 3.2 - 4.5 hours application at least twice a day is necessary to achieve an even concentration of the substance in the blood. In order to avoid possible gastrointestinal pain, it is recommended to take the tablets during meals.
Women should not use dianabol because considerable virilization symptoms can occur.
Although dianabol has many potential side effects, they are rare with a dosage of up to 20 mg./day. Danabol / Dianabol causes a considerable strain on the liver. In high dosages and over a longer period of time, Danabol / Dianabol is liver-toxic. Even a dosage of only 10 mg./day can increase the liver values, after discontinuation of dianabol, however, the values return to normal.
An effective daily dose for athletes is 15-40 mg/day. The dosage of dianabol taken by the athlete should always be coordinated with his individual goals. Steroid novices do not need more than 15-20 mg of dianabol per day which is sufficient to achieve exceptional results.
Danabol / Dianabol can be combined with, for instance Oxandrolone or Winstrol tablets as well as with injectable steroids such as Sustanon or Testosterone enanthate.
After discontinuation of the compound, a considerable loss of strength and mass often occurs since the water stored during the intake is again excreted by the body. In high dosages aggressive behavior in the user can occasionally be observed.