Hypercalcemia may develop both spontaneously and as a result of androgen therapy in women with disseminated breast carcinoma. If it develops while on this agent, the drug should be discontinued. Caution is required in administering these agents to patients with cardiac, renal or hepatic disease. Cholestatic jaundice is associated with therapeutic use of anabolic and androgenic steroids. Edema may occur occasionally with or without congestive heart failure. Concomitant administration of adrenal steroids or ACTH may add to the edema. In children, anabolic steroid treatment may accelerate bone maturation without producing compensatory gain in linear growth. This adverse effect may result in compromised adult stature. The younger the child the greater the risk of compromising final mature height. The effect on bone maturation should be monitored by assessing bone age of the wrist and hand every six months. This drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for the enhancement of athletic performance. Because of the potential risk of serious adverse health effects, this drug should not be used for such purpose.
If you have used a compound like Dianabol in the past and experienced rapid gains, you may be in for a surprise when it comes to Deca Durabolin. Much of the rapid gains that other steroids provide are temporary and in the form of water weight; any muscle gains tend to fall off slowly as soon as you end your cycle. When you buy Deca Durabolin, you may only gain 10 pounds during a 12-week cycle, but those 10 pounds are solid, high quality muscle that is easy to maintain with the right diet and exercise routine. The average gain during a 12-week minimum cycle at a dose of 300mg per week is between eight and 12 pounds, so if you use a larger dose, you may gain up to 20 pounds.