Recommended Dosages and Safety Guidelines when Taking Primobolan Steroids

Pharmaceutical Name: Methenolone

Chemical Structure: 17beta-Hydroxy-1-methyl-5alpha-androst-1-en-3-one, 1-methyl-1(5-alpha)-androsten-3-one-17b-ol

Delivery Method: Oral and Injectable

Half-Life: 2 – 3 days (Oral), 7 – 10 days (Injectable)

Primobolan is an oral anabolic steroid that is prized by bodybuilders due to its great effectiveness. It offers all the positive muscle enhancement effects of anabolic steroid with minimum negative effects. The steroid is available in both oral and injectable format. The best thing about the anabolic steroid is that it results in not negative side effects on the liver and is not C17-alpha alkylated. The injectible version has a higher lifespan of 7-10 days as a result of the addition of Enanthate ester onto the molecule.

The anabolic steroid was first introduced into the market in 1962. The risk-to-benefit ratio of the steroid is certainly impressive. The steroid drug is used for different medical purposes such as treatment of wasting disease, osteoporosis, and preemies. However, the prime use of the steroid medication is to increase muscle mass.

Administration of Primobolan

The effective dosage of Primobolan for males is in the range of 100 – 150 mg per day.  However, most of the men have reported decent results when taking 50 – 75 mg per day. Higher doses of the medication can be tolerated well but it is recommended to limit to the recommended dosage.

Most people find that Primobolan offers maximum benefits when it is coupled with other anabolic steroids. Common stacks that people can use include Anavar, Trenbolone, Masteron, or Winstrol. The recommended Primobolan cycle is 8 weeks. Below are examples of Primobolan cycle for the novice, intermediate, and advanced users.

Primobolan Cycles
A. Novice Cycle – Total length = 8 weeks
Weeks 1-8
·        Testosterone (Enanthate/ Sustanon/ Cypionate) 300 – 500 mg per week
·        Primobolan (Methenolone Acetate) at 400 mg per week
B. Intermediate Cycle – Total length = 8 weeks
Weeks 1-8
·        Testosterone (Enanthate/ Sustanon/ Cypionate) at 100 mg per week
·        Winstrol (injectable) at 100 mg alternate days
·        Primobolan (Methenolone Acetate) at 100 mg per day
C. Advanced Cycle – Total length = 8 weeks
Weeks 1-8
·        Testosterone (Enanthate/ Sustanon/ Cypionate) at 100 mg per week
·        Trenbolone Enanthate at 500 mg per week
·        Primobolan (Methenolone Acetate) at 1,000 mg per week

Side Effects of Primobolan

Primobolan has certain side effects that manifests after long-term use and/or high dosages of the drug. However, as compared to other anabolic steroids the side effects are mild. The steroid does not result in a number of serious health complications that are associated with high dosages of other drugs. Most of the side effects are minor and easy to control when proper precautions are taken. In order to understand the side effects associated with Primobolan, we have categorized them separately below.

Cardiovascular Complications

Primobolan results in mild cardiovascular issues that include high blood pressure. The use of the anabolic steroid leads to blood pressure problem mainly due suppression of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. The effect on cholesterol level will be greater than testosterone, but it will be less as compared to the effects of other anabolic steroids.

Individuals can maintain healthy cholesterol levels when taking the steroids by focusing on the diet. It’s suggested to eat food items that contain high levels of positive cholesterol (HDL) and low levels of negative cholesterol (LDL). Also, it’s recommended to include cardiovascular activities into the exercise routine to avoid experiencing the adverse effect related to the steroid use.

Androgenic Effects

Long-term and/or high dosage of Primobolan can result in strong androgenic reactions. Some of these include male pattern baldness, acne, and growth of facial hair in females. Keep in mind that 5-alpha reductase such as Finasteride that is used by some people to reduce androgenic side effects is not effective. The reason is that the 5-alpha reductase prevents the change of testosterone to Dihydro-testosterone (DHT). As a result, there is little to no effect in using the enzyme to combating androgenic effects.


Primobolan use does not generally lead to hepatotoxicity in most males. However, there are reports of liver toxicity and death of an elderly individual that had used the anabolic steroid. For this reason, senior individuals should take great care when using Primobolan to gain muscle mass.

Low Testosterone Levels

Every anabolic steroid results in suppression of the testosterone. However, with Primobolan the suppression rate is lower as compared to other steroids. In fact, it has been found in clinical settings that the suppression rate is normally below 50 percent.

That being said, high-level dosages of the steroids can still manifest in the form of negative side effects that results due to inhibited secretion of testosterone levels.

After the cessation of Primobolan and other steroids, the testosterone production levels in the body will restore to normal levels. Individuals will generally find no difficulty when steroid usage is discontinued. However, a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is recommended to speed up the process of recovery of testosterone to normal levels. Those that do not implement the PCT will also recover, but it will take additional time. That being said, there is no point of PCT if the anabolic steroid will not be used for long period of time.

An important point to note regarding Primobolan use is that there should be no prior complications due to low testosterone levels. Moreover, there should no complications relating to Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) caused by excessive use of anabolic steroids. Most of the side effects of the associated with the drug are easily controllable if the steroid is used according to recommended dosage. The mild effects experienced by individuals when used as per the safe dosage instructions has made it one of the most popular steroids among bodybuilders.