Side Effects of Methenolone Acetate

From a quick glance at the homepage or through the profile section, you already understand Methenolone-Acetate is the official name for the popular oral steroid Primobolan. Further, you understand Methenolone-Acetate can be found as an injectable, but most all injectable Primobolan will be Methenolone-Enanthate, commonly known as Primobolan Depot. We are only concerned with the oral Acetate version, and in this case, we are only concerned with the side-effects of Methenolone-Acetate. As a Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived compound, the possible side-effects will be of a DHT nature; very similar to Drostanolone-Propionate (Masteron); no, not identical in every way, but similar. Further, we will find this is a very well-tolerated anabolic steroid; in-fact, side-effect free supplementation is not only possible for healthy adult men, but healthy adult women too.

Before we go any further, there is something we need to clarify in-regards to the above; ďpossible side-effects.Ē Possible side-effects mean just that, possible, and in no way does it imply guaranteed. This is extremely hard for some to get their head around when anabolic steroids are discussed as we have all been conditioned to believe these are substances birthed from the bowels of hell. Of course, the truth is something far different; anabolic steroids are simply hormones, synthetic hormones your body already produces; in this case, the hormone is Dihydrotestosterone one of the primary androgens. Of course, Methenolone-Acetate does not display strong androgenic effects, and this is one of the reasons women can use it, but on the topic of possible thereís still more to say. In-order to ensure you do not suffer from adverse effects, you must first recognize the effects, understand how to combat them, and most importantly understand we are all unique to a degree. Most will be able to supplement with this anabolic steroid if they do so responsibly, but there will be those who for whatever reason respond poorly to the hormone even if their supplementation practices are perfect. This is the nature of all things in life, from steroids to over the counter medications and even some vitamins and food. At any rate, letís take a look at the side-effects of Methenolone-Acetate and see if we cannot guide you down the path of successful supplementation.

Primary Side-Effects:

As a mild anabolic steroid, the side-effects of Methenolone-Acetate are generally mild themselves; no surprise there. A steroid that does not aromatize at all, this means excess estrogen is of no concern, and this means gynecomastia (male-breast enlargement) and excess water retention are both impossible. Further, as excess estrogen is of no concern, this steroid will generally be a bit more blood pressure and cholesterol friendly than many aromatizing steroids; absolutely, blood pressure and cholesterol levels can still increase, but itís unlikely with proper use. If your levels are of a healthy and proper range, you do not supplement with ridiculously high doses and live a lifestyle that promotes the continuation of good levels you should not have a problem. It must be noted; if you are genetically predisposed to high blood pressure or high cholesterol, this can change things, and caution is advised.

As a DHT compound, a side-effect that will concern many men is hair-loss; after all, DHT deteriorates the hair follicles, but thereís more to say. This is only possible in men who are predisposed to male-pattern baldness, and if youíre not predisposed you will not lose the first hair on your head. If you are predisposed, you may find the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor Finasteride to beneficial and offer protection; you know Finasteride best by the trade names Proscar and Propecia. Of course, for some men this may not be enough, and if thatís the case it may mean DHT compounds such as Methenolone-Acetate are not for you if your hair-line is a concern. Even so, itís important to remember you were going to lose your hair any way, but the DHT based compound may speed it up.

Beyond hair-loss is acne and DHT compounds can be the worst steroids for people who are sensitive to breakouts; large DHT buildups can cause a problem in those who are not typically sensitive, but those who are will generally be the first to have a problem. For this reason, it is imperative you keep your skin dry and clean at all times. Take an extra shower or two a day if needed, and always change your shirt after you become sweaty. Speaking of a DHT buildup, this leads us to another possible problem; prostate enlargement. Large buildups of DHT will enlarge the prostate, and this brings to life a few important rules. You must not supplement if you already have prostate issues, and you must supplement properly to avoid them. Proper supplementation means you do not use extremely high doses or supplement with Methenolone-Acetate for extremely long periods of time; this can be a sure fire way to open the door to prostate problems. Granted, it will normally take massive doses for tremendously long periods of time to cause a problem, but you still need to be aware. If for any reason problems do occur, this is where the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor Finasteride can be very useful; six months of Finasteride therapy has in numerous cases been shown to reduce prostate enlargement; in some cases completely.


If itís an anabolic steroid, in most cases it will suppress your natural testosterone production to a degree; the level of suppression will vary from steroid to steroid. In the case of Methenolone-Acetate, we have a relatively mild suppressing agent when compared to many anabolic steroids, but itís still suppressive, and far more so than many tend to believe. A mere 25mg of the Methenolone hormone will suppress approximately 50% of your natural testosterone production, and this is more than enough suppression to warrant exogenous testosterone supplementation. It does not matter which form of testosterone you choose; all that matters is you provide your body enough testosterone to meet its needs. It should be noted; this is only referring to male supplementation; women should not supplement with exogenous testosterone.


Virilization refers to the promotion of masculine traits in females, such as body-hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and even clitoral enlargement. Thankfully, Methenolone-Acetate carries a low virilization rating, but it is still possible. For this reason, it is important to keep the dosing very low as well as the duration of use; total use should never exceed 6 weeks, with most women being best served with 4-5 weeks tops. If you follow such protocol, most women will be fine, but if virilization symptoms occur for any reason you are strongly encouraged to discontinue use. If you discontinue use at their onset, you will find the symptoms fade away rapidly, but if left ignored they may become permanent. Again, most women will be fine with responsible use, but there is no way to predict if you will be one of the unlucky few who has a problem. Even so, follow our rules of use and discontinuation if a problem arises and no damage will be done.