Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone. Certain clinical effects and side effects demonstrate the androgenic properties of this class of drugs. Complete dissociation of anabolic and adenogenic effects has not been achieved. The actions of anabolic steroids are therefore similar to those of male sex hormones, with the possibility of causing severe disturbances in sexual growth and development, if administered to young children. They suppress the gonadotropic functions of the pituitary gland and can have a direct effect on the testicles. Stanozolol (anabolic steroids) has been found to increase low-density lipoproteins and decrease high-density lipoproteins. These changes are not associated with any increase in total cholesterol or triglycerides and return to normal after stopping treatment. Dosage and administration Hereditary angioedema. Dosage requirements for the continued treatment of hereditary angioedema with STROMBA should be individualized based on the patient's clinical response. It is recommended that the patient be started with 10 mg daily. Following an initial favorable response to prevent episodes of edematous seizures, appropriate continuous dosing should be determined by decreasing the dose at intervals of one to three months to a maintenance dose of 10 mg daily. Some patients can be successfully managed on an alternative 10 mg day regimen. During the dose adjustment phase, close monitoring of the patient's response is indicated, especially if the patient has a history of airway involvement.