Winstrol can be taken in either orally or through injections. The injections of Winstrol are reported to be slightly more uncomfortable than other anabolics, but are less stressful on the liver than the oral form. The injections provide the benefit of avoiding a “second run” through the liver, which can limit the strain on the liver caused by anabolic use. The benefits of injectible dosing of Winstrol steroids is why Winstrol Depot might be so attractive to prospective users. The discomfort in Winstrol can also be managed by ensuring that the product is of the highest quality and from a reputable source. Cheaper versions of the steroid can result in lower dissolution of the product and presence of granules in the formula. These impurities can requires larger gauge needles to administer the drug and more discomfort at the injection site.
Although Winstrol does possess a weaker androgenic strength rating than Testosterone does, androgenic side effects are still a potential risk, though much lower, and may only effect users significantly if they are especially sensitive to androgens. Androgenic side effects can include increased oily skin and acne, hair growth on the body, MPB (male pattern baldness), and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy). The use of a 5-alpha reductase (5AR) inhibitor, such as Finasteride, Dutasteride, Proscar, or Propecia will be completely ineffective here, as Winstrol does not convert into DHT.