Nilevar 10 mg tab.; Searle FR, CH
Nilevar (o.c.) 10 mg tab-; Searle U.S.
This is an oral steroid which is a derivative of nortesterone. It is interesting that Nilevar is produced by the same manufacturer who also introduced the well-known Anavar to the U.S. market. Nilevar, which was already sold in American pharmacies in 1956, was a precursor of Anavar which was introduced to the market in 1964 by Searle USA. It has since been voluntarily removed from the mar-ket. Thus it is not surprising that Nilevar has certain similarities to Anavar or Oxandrolone. 11ke Oxandrolone it has only a weak ana-bolic effect, whereas the androgenic component is distinctly stron-ger. Nilevar, even in low dosages, aromatizes easily so that the in-creased estrogen level could become a problem.
The main effect of Nilevar, in part, is a considerable strength gain. This gain often goes hand in hand with a distinct water retention, especially if high dosages are taken, which also explains the gain in body weight of its users. The manufacturer of the French and Swiss Nilevar recom-mends a daily dose of 10-30 mg. Athletes using Nilevar-usually powerlifters-take 30- 40 mg/day, divided into two to three equal dosages. it is mostly used for a short period, a maximum of 4-6 weeks. Women should not take Nilevar since it can cause considerable virilization symptoms.
Nilevar is I 7- alpha alkylated and there-fore potentially hepatoxic which put-, stress on the liver. Other pos-sible side effects are acne, gynecomastia, aggressiveness, headaches, gastrointestinal pain, reduced production of the body's own hor-mones and high blood pressure. A package of thirty 10 mg tablets costs approx. $4 in the pharmacy.
Because of its price it is an interesting compound, yet Nilevar is rarely used by bodybuilders in Europe since other steroids are readily available.