Safety directions are prescribed for particular product formulations rather than for active ingredients. Statements are allocated (unless shown otherwise) for specific physical forms and formulations. These allocations reflect the data available on the formulations at the time of consideration and in certain cases nominate the actual solvent, or other non active ingredient, because of its specific effect. This Handbook contains safety directions only for those products which had been referred to the OCS by the APVMA for consideration and advice up until July 2016. Thus, not every registered agricultural and veterinary product will necessarily have an entry in this Handbook.
Methandienone (also known as methandrostenolone, Dbol, dianabol) is an orally-effective anabolic steroid originally developed in Germany and released in the US in the early 1960s by Ciba Specialty Chemicals. This is a derivative from testosterone, one of the most popular steroid compounds in the world and the second steroid (after testosterone) ever produced. Methandienone promotes dramatic increases in protein synthesis, glycogenolysis, and muscle strength over a short space of time.