Like all anabolic steroids Nandrolone Decanoate can also cause many side effects. All steroids have some side effects on the skin. Because testosterone is the male sex hormone, taking large doses of testosterone can make the body think it is going through puberty, and the skin’s sebaceous glands will start to produce more oil. Many bodybuilders who take anabolic steroids suffer from oily skin or acne. Those who buy Deca say that its effects on the skin are milder than those from other steroids, and that it does not cause hair loss as often as many other steroids.
On the black market, Primobolan ® is in high demand and therefore is made readily available. Virtually all forms of this injectable steroid will be packaged in 1 ml glass ampules, with each containing 100mg of the drug in Europe and 50mg in Mexico (Germany also produces a 1 ml redi-ject). Inside the ., the 50mg ampules from Mexico and 100mg ampules from Spain and Greece most commonly show up. The attraction is no doubt the price, as Primobolan ® is not an extremely cheap product. A single 100mg ampule will generally sell for around $15 to 20 in the United States. T he 50mg ampule is usually a bit cheaper, perhaps $10 on average. Of course this is probably not as cost effective, and in worse cases this preparation will sell for about the same price as the 100mg version.
Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).