Also, medical advice should be sought if the person has previously suffered heart attack, has a disease of the blood vessels or the heart, has high cholesterol levels in the blood, has clotting or excess bleeding problems, or has diabetes, kidney, or liver diseases. If the person has one or more of these problems, then an alteration of the dosage may be required. Medicines that can react with Winstrol are blood thinners or anticoagulants, diabetes medication, and insulin. Care should be taken while administering Winstrol with any of these medicines.
In the beginning, Winstrol was used for a variety of medical reasons. But later, by the 1970s, the FDA had restricted its use to only promoting growth and treating osteoporosis. In the 1980s, there was a termination of the manufacture of anabolic steroids in the American market. But Winstrol was among those steroids which not only survived, but thrived in the 1980s and 1990s. During this period, its use was reinforced as a cure for anemia – as it had the power to boost red blood cell count, and was used as a treatment for facial swelling or angioedema.