Usage:Anabolic steroid.Androgen.Controlled substance.
CAS No: 72-63-9
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Dianabol (methandrostenolone, methandienone) has been one of the
most important anabolic steroids in bodybuilding ever since its
introduction in 1958. Also commonly known as “Dbol”, this oral
compound is best used for steroid cycles in combination with
injectable steroids, but can be of value used alone as well.
Stacking Dianabol with Injectable Steroids
The effect of most injectable anabolic steroids is greatly enhanced
by addition of Dianabol. The improvement is greater than from
simply increasing the amount of injectable by the same amount. A
classic and dramatic example is trenbolone. Though the total amount
of steroid used is the same in all three cases, 50 mg/day each of
trenbolone acetate stacked with 50 mg/day Dianabol provides a far
more effective steroid cycle than either 100 mg/day of trenbolone
acetate alone or 100 mg/day Dbol alone. The side effect profile is
superior as well. In other words, the compounds act
synergistically: the whole is greater than the parts. This is
likely due to differing mechanisms of action.
Dianabol and Testosterone Stack
All injectables stack well with Dianabol, with partial exception
that at higher doses of testosterone Dianabol becomes less useful
and eventually entirely unnecessary. As examples, at 500 mg/week of
testosterone use large improvement in a steroid cycle can be
expected from adding Dianabol, but at 1000 mg/week only a moderate
improvement is likely. At 2000 mg/week, possibly no noticeable
further increase in effect will be seen except with individuals who
have already reached a plateau at that amount of testosterone-only
usage. For most this will not be the case.
Dianabol and Anavar Stack
For those who like to base steroid cycles on oxandrolone (Anavar)
rather than an injectable, Dianabol also stacks very well with this
oral steroid. However, liver toxicity will be less if combining
Dbol with an injectable instead of oxandrolone.
Dianabol and Anadrol Stack
There is little to no synergistic effect from combining Dianabol
with Anadrol. Most users do not do this. If choosing to do so, for
example because of having both compounds on hand and not enough of
either to use alone, I prefer using half-doses of each. In other
words, rather than using for example 50 mg/day Dianabol or 150
mg/day Anadrol, a good alternate is to combine 25 mg/day Dbol with
75 mg/day Anadrol.
Dianabol Only Cycles
Dianabol can also be used alone. Many treat such usage with
disdain, but in times past many excellent physiques were built with
Dianabol as the sole performance-enhancing drug, and even today a
few get good benefit from Dbol used alone. However, in my opinion
it is only high responders who do well with this compound used
alone, rather than this being a typical result.
Dianabol Side Effects
Adverse side effects of Dianabol include conversion to estradiol,
suppression of natural testosterone production, and liver toxicity.
Additionally, all other side effects common to anabolic steroids
are possible, such as increased blood pressure, increased
hematocrit, possible adverse effect on scalp and skin, and worsened
blood lipid profile. In general however Dianabol usage is favorably
Dianabol and Aromatase Inhibitors
An aromatase inhibitor such as anastrozole (Arimidex) or letrozole
can correct problems of conversion to estrogen, and appropriate
cycling is generally sufficient with regard to liver concerns. This
means limiting use to preferably no more than 8 weeks, followed by
an off period at least half as long as the period of use.
For example, if Dianabol is used for 6 weeks, then this should be
followed by at least 3 weeks without use of any oral anabolic
steroid, and more preferably at least 6 weeks.
Because of low manufacturing cost, in addition to all the above
advantages Dianabol is less often counterfeited than many other
“Dianabol” was originally a trademark of Ciba-Geigy and properly
referred only to their product, but for many years now any
methandrostenolone product has been commonly referred to by this
The dosage range for Dianabol is typically 20-50 mg/day. Unlike
most injectables, little further benefit occurs from going beyond
this milligram amount. If wishing more effect, the answer is
instead to add another anabolic steroid. My preference is for
dosing to be 3-5 times per day, but some prefer to use it only once
Typically, this usage is combined with about 500-1000 mg/week total
of injected anabolic steroids.
As with any anabolic steroid cycle, Dianabol usage should be
followed with PCT (post-cycle therapy) employing Clomid, Nolvadex,