Oral steroids are medications that are used for fighting against different ailments. They are usually available in tablets, but there are other forms for oral administration. In this article, we will talk about oral corticosteroids and oral anabolic steroids.
Oral Steroids – Corticosteroids Against Different Diseases
Oral steroids (corticosteroids) are tablets or syrups used for asthma, autoimmune diseases, allergies, diseases of the muscles and joints, etc. In addition, they often use steroid tabs or caps in the treatment of symptoms of mild and severe ulcerative colitis. Corticosteroids are not recommended to use for a long period because of possible side effects. What are the disadvantages of oral corticosteroids? They have strong side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids, for example, only enter the lungs, so the likelihood of side effects is lower.
The following companies produce these meds:
- Tianjin Pharmaceutical Group
- Baker Cummins
- Teva, and others
Corticosteroids are also used in veterinary medicine. For instance, Depo-Medrol by Zoetis is helpful in relieving allergy-related skin symptoms in cats and dogs.
Oral Anabolic Steroids – Basic Features
Oral anabolic steroids act much faster than injections (e.g. Boldenone and Andriol testosterone). You should know that natural T hormone has a short period of “work”. Its half-life is just several minutes. To prolong the existence of the oral hormonal drug, biochemists have developed 17-α alkylation – the addition of the carbon (C) atom to the molecule of the drug in the 17th position, so it significantly slows the metabolism of the substance down. As a result, the half-life of the steroid increases substantially (the hormone lives for several hours instead of a few minutes). Alkylation is a part of oral anabolics’ production. This is because the liver in this scenario does not have time to countervail the substance and the lion’s share of the hormonal substance enters the blood. The key disadvantage of such drugs is a venomous influence on the liver.
Mesterolone – Oral Anabolic Drug in Bodybuilding
Consider an example of one oral anabolic steroid. Mesterolone (Mesterolone India) is a hormonal drug that is used both in sports and medicine. It significantly enhances the erectile function. When used in bodybuilding, the usual daily dosage for men is 50mg per day, divided into two 25mg doses. They recommend consumption after eating. 100mg of Mesterolone per day is considered a relatively non-harmful dosage. Higher doses of the medication can lead to bad effects. With the prolonged erection (priapism), which is often excruciating, the dosage of the drug should be reduced or canceled at all.
In addition, Mesterolone is often used in pre-competition training to increase the hardness of the muscle. It is a favorite drug of prominent actors for giving the appearance of muscularity. They associate this with the fact that celebs are afraid to use the strongest medications. It is also used by female bodybuilders for achieving muscle density and for cutting fat, however, in such cases, the dosage should not exceed 25mg / day for not over one month to prevent the phenomenon of masculinization. However, pro bodybuilders do not adhere to these norms.
Also, the anabolic is used in medicine. It favorably affects spermatozoa formation. According to Varma TR and Patel RH at St. George’s Hospital Medical School (1988), the drug is more useful in patients with a sperm count 5 to 20 million/m, not in those suffering from severe oligospermia. It compensates the inadequacy of androgenic molecules production. It also stimulates the development of the penis, testes, and secondary sex traits. It boosts libido and erectile function and contributes to muscle development.
According to Dugeroglu H, Atmaca M, Ozturk M, and Seven I, it is good for treating the aging male syndrome. It enhances the prostate-related quality of life.
This drug is not available over the counter. Its sale without a prescription is not legal. Its brand-names are: Androlon by Meprofarm, Cidoviron by Cid, Hormo by Delta Pharma, Infelon by Caprifarmindo, Mesviron by Samarth Pharma, Provimest by hi pharm, Proviron (Pro-Viron) by Bayer Weimar GmbH, Provironum by Bayer Schering Pharma, Restore by Micro B&B.