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Reptiles

Nandrolone

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Nandrolone.

Class of drug

  • Anabolic steroid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17S)-17-hydroxy-13-methyl-2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17-dodecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one.

Molecular formula

  • C18H26O2.

Molecular weight

  • 274.4.

Physical properties

  • White, to creamy white, crystalline powder.
  • It is odorless or may have a slight odor.
  • Soluble in alcohol and vegetable oils and insoluble in water.

Storage requirements

  • Nandrolone decanoate injection should be stored at room temperature and protected from freezing and light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Indicated for use wherever excessive tissue breakdown or extensive repair processes are proceeding.
  • Advocated in the treatment of hepatic lipidosis, unspecific anorexia Anorexia, unspecific loss of body condition, unspecific anemia Anemia.
  • Little references and reports of its use in reptiles.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Nandrolone may potentiate the effects of anticoagulants and corticosteroids.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 1296.
  • McArthur S, Wilkinson R & Meyer J (2004) Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Blackwell Publishing, UK. pp 579.
  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383
  • Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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