Deca-Durabolin injection contains nandrolone as its active ingredient. Deca Durabolin is used for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to manage bones from weakening. This medicine acts by strengthening weak and brittle bones. This injection will be given to you in the hospital or clinic by a doctor or nurse. You should avoid self-injecting. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.
Deca Durabolin Injection belongs to a group of medicines known as anabolic steroids (a man-made version of male sex hormone testosterone). The medicine is used for the treatment of anaemia and postmenopausal osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become fragile after the cessation of the menstrual cycles).
Deca Durabolin Injection works by promoting the growth of tissues and improving the production of proteins in the body.
Deca Durabolin Injection may cause a few common side effects such as acne, oedema (swelling of legs, ankle, and feet), nausea, and breast enlargement. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not subside.
Deca Durabolin Injection can be taken with or without food. The dosage of this medicine will be determined by the doctor based on your clinical condition.
Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended for use in people having kidney or liver problems, heart failure, prostate cancer, or porphyria (disorders that affect your body’s ability to make heme, a red pigment in your blood to which oxygen binds). Before initiating your treatment with this medicine, make sure to inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Deca Durabolin Injection is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it can severely harm the foetus.
Deca Durabolin Injection is not advised for breastfeeding mothers as it may affect the baby. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. If you are a woman and develop symptoms like hoarseness, increased hair growth, acne, or increased sex drive after taking Deca Durabolin Injection, make sure to consult your doctor.
Contraindications of Deca Durabolin
- If you are allergic to Nandrolone or any other ingredients of Deca-Durabolin injection.
- If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning a pregnancy.
- If you have a blood disease called porphyria.
- If you are allergic to soy or peanuts.
Side effects of Deca Durabolin
- Injection site reaction
- Swelling of ankles or feet
- Excess hair growth on the body or face
- Hoarseness or change in voice
How Does It Work?
Nandrolone belongs to the group of medicines called anabolic steroids which is similar to the effects of testosterone. Nandrolone in Deca-Durabolin injection works by strengthening the bones, thus helps in preventing bone loss. in this medicine works by strengthening the bones, thus helps in preventing bone loss.
Directions for Use of Deca Durabolin
- Deca-Durabolin injection will be given to you in the hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject this medicine.
- Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.
Interactions with other medicines
- Deca-Durabolin injection may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.
- The use of insulin or other antidiabetics along with this medicine can affect the way this medicine works. Thus close monitoring is necessary.
- Concomitant use of this medicine along with blood thinners like Warfarin, heparin, etc may alter the effects of this medicine.
- Use the hormone ACTH or corticosteroids (used in arthritis, asthma, etc), medicines like Erythropoietin (used in anemia) should be used with caution along with Deca-Durabolin injection.
- You should let the doctor or the laboratory person know that you are using this medicine while going for a lab test (like thyroid gland), as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.
When not to use?
Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to Nandrolone or any other ingredient present with it. The dosage forms may contain Arachis oil (groundnut oil) and hence is not recommended if you are allergic to peanuts or soya as it can lead to allergic symptoms like rashes, redness, swelling, hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), etc. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop these symptoms after taking this medicine.
Cancer of the breast/prostate
Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended for males who have a carcinoma of the breast or the prostate, as this medicine can increase the severity of their condition.
Nephrosis is a degenerative condition caused by any underlying factors that impair kidney function. Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended if you have nephrosis of the kidneys, as it can worsen your condition.
Breast cancer with hypercalcemia
Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended in females having breast cancer who also have high levels of calcium in the body.Warnings
Warnings for special population
If you are pregnant or intending to get pregnant, you should avoid using Deca Durabolin Injection since it has been found to have harmful effects on the foetus.
Use of Deca Durabolin Injection is not recommended if you are breastfeeding an infant. However, if it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Deca Durabolin Injection may contain Arachis oil which is obtained from peanuts and hence should not be used if you are allergic to peanuts or soya.
Deca Durabolin Injection can cause Virilisation (development of male sexual characteristics in a female) which could make a woman’s voice hoarse, lead to the development of excess facial and body hair, cause irregular menstruation, etc. Hence this medicine should be used with caution.
Deca Durabolin Injection should not be administered to children and adolescents who are yet to attain puberty. Use of this medicine could interfere with the growth and sexual development process.
Misuse by sportsperson
Deca Durabolin Injection should not be used by sportspersons or body builders to enhance performance and muscle growth as the risk of adverse effects are very high. The World anti-doping agency and other sports bodies have banned the use of this medicine by active sportspersons.
Deca Durabolin Injection works by improving the tissue building and protein formation capacity of the body. Hence, it is likely to impact your other pre-existing health conditions. Report the incidence of any disease especially of the heart and blood vessels, cancers, metabolic disorders to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Deca Durabolin Injection is known to interact with many other medications that you might possibly be using. Report the use of all medicines including supplements and herbs to the doctor to ensure safety and efficacy.
Deca Durabolin Injection can cause an increase in sexual urges in men. Report instances of frequent and painful erections to the doctor.Dosage
It is important to stick with the schedule for your Deca Durabolin Injection shot. If you missed taking the shot, inform your doctor as soon as you remember, and get an appointment to make up for the missed dose.
It is administered in a proper healthcare setting by specialized healthcare professionals so the likelihood of an overdose is rare. Contact your doctor if an overdose with nandrolone is suspected.