Thioderon (mepitiostane)

Mepitiostane is a 17-beta etherified derivative of epitiostane. This ether is necessary to allow for the product to be taken orally. The idea behind this drug’s deliver system is the same as that of Anabolicum Vister, which is for it to be absorbed through the lymphatic system. This drug was first developed in the 1960s, during investigations into a series of A-ring modified androstane derivatives. The only modern pharmaceutical preparation of this drug on record is Thioderon, which is sold in Japan by the pharmaceutical company Shinogi. The drug is used in Japanese medicine as an anabolic agent, and is mainly given to patients for the treatment of breast carcinoma and anemia associated with renal failure. The drug was never widely used outside of Japan and new medications which are equally effective make it even less useful today. Still, the drug remains available for sale, just not widely found outside of Japan. It is supplied in the form of capsules which contain 5mg of the steroid.

Mepitiostane is a mildly anabolic steroid which isn’t used widely by athletes or bodybuilders. However, it does exhibit favorable lean muscle building properties and tends to also give the user noticeable fat loss and increased definition. Thioderon isn’t aromatized by the body and therefore estrogen related side effects are not a concern. So the muscle one gains from this will be a quality hard muscle without bloat. Androgen related side effects are possible with this drug. These can include things such as oily skin, acne, and increased growth of facial hair. In women, androgen can lead to deepening of the voice, the growth of facial hair, and clitoral enlargement. Although an oral, thioderon is not c17aa and is not toxic to the liver. Like other anabolic steroids, this drug will shut down the body’s natural testosterone production. Users would want to run a post cycle therapy protocol after the discontinuing of this substance to get their natural testosterone function back running smoothly.

For body and performance enhancing purposes, thioderon would be taken in doses of 150-300mg per week for a period of 6-10 weeks. This should be sufficient to see considerable lean muscle gains and also some gains in strength and muscular endurance. Women who choose to take this drug will find a dosage of around 10mg per day for 4-6 weeks to be effective for producing desirable results.