Andriol Side Effects

Andriol Side EffectsAlthough Andriol is not one of the more popular anabolic steroids out there today, it is one of the safest. It is the only oral form of testosterone undecanoate out there, comprised of a crystalline powder in an oleic base. What’s more, whereas many of the oral steroids on the market are hepatotoxic, Andriol does not pass through the liver at all. Rather, it goes through the lymphatic system, completely bypassing the liver to deliver more active compound into the blood.

Common Side Effects

Like all pharmaceutical-grade compounds, not everyone will tolerate Andriol well. Fortunately, many of the most common side effects are mild and go away on their own over time. If you experience any of the following side effects and they become more bothersome over time, you should consider discontinuing your cycle:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe acne
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Skin rashes
  • Sleep disturbances and/or worsening sleep apnea
  • Foul breath
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in libido/loss of sexual desire

Other somewhat common side effects that you should report to your physician include:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Sore throat with fever
  • Aggressive behavior

Less Common but Serious Side Effects

In some cases, people may experience significant side effects associated with the use of Andriol. If any of the following occur, you should stop using it immediately:

  • High blood pressure
  • Problems with urinating, including pain, straining, change in frequency, or change in color
  • Prolonged, painful erections
  • Black, tarry, or light-colored stool
  • Soreness or enlargement of breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Red or purple spots on the body, in the nose, or in the mouth
  • Significant edema, particularly in legs, ankles and feet
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Bleeding issues

Allergic Reaction

Although allergic reactions to testosterone undecanoate are very rare, some people may experience them – or they may be allergic to the other compounds in the pill. Severe allergic reactions are emergencies since they are life threatening, so if you experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction, you should stop taking Andriol and seek immediate medical help:

  • Hives (itchy, raised welts on all or part of the body)
  • A significant rash
  • Swelling in the face or of the throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden decline in blood pressure

Mitigating the Risks of Side Effects

One of the good things about compounds like Andriol is that you can avoid most of the significant side effects associated with it by using it responsibly. Most athletes and bodybuilders use about double the clinical dose of this steroid, or 240mg per day divided into two daily doses, with very few side effects. However, because of this high dose, it is important to limit your cycle length to anywhere from eight to 16 weeks, and then take a “break” between cycles of equal length. Therefore, if you take Andriol for a period of 12 weeks, you should avoid it (and other forms of testosterone) for 12 weeks before you start a new cycle.

Although some of the Andriol side effects are serious, these occur only rarely. For the most part, if you use the compound responsibly by taking the right dose for the right length of time, you can avoid the majority of the side effects.

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