Naposim is a performance-enhancing drug sometimes called Dianabol or methan drostenolone. Naposim is an anabolic steroid, a type of medication that poses a risk of many harmful side effects.
Because of the side effects possible from anabolic steroids like Naposim, the U.S. Congress passed the Anabolic Steroid Act of 1990, making it illegal to purchase anabolic steroids without a prescription.
In July 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter about the dangers of dietary supplements that contain anabolic steroids like Naposim. The letter warns users that such products pose serious health risks.
Types of Side Effects
Side effects of anabolic steroids like Naposim include severe acne, aggression and depression, reports the Mayo Clinic. Men who use anabolic steroids may develop enlarged breasts, baldness, shrunken testicles and permanent infertility, while women are at risk for a deeper voice, an enlarged clitoris, increased body hair and baldness.
More serious risks associated with anabolic steroids include liver injury, kidney failure and blood clots in your lungs, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Athletes who take Naposim may test positive for illegal performance-enhancing drugs, reports the FDA. The use of anabolic steroids is also habit-forming in some people, warns RxList.