DOSAGE AND Cycle Anabolic steroid use can be associated with serious side effects, many of which are dose dependent; Therefore, patients should be titrated to the lowest possible effective dose. Hereditary angioedema. Dosing requirements for continuous treatment of hereditary angioedema with injectable WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) should be individualized based on the patient's clinical response. It is recommended that the patient starts with 2 mg three times a day. After a positive initial response in prevention of episodes of oedematous attack has been achieved, the appropriate maintenance dose should be determined by reducing the dose at one to three month intervals to a maintenance dose of 2 mg per day. Some patients can be successfully treated with a 2 mg every other day regimen. Close monitoring of patient response is indicated during the dose adjustment period, particularly if the patient has a history of airway involvement. The prophylactic dose of WINSTROL (anabolic steroid) for use before tooth extractions or other traumatic or stressful situations has not been established and may be significantly higher. Attacks of hereditary angioedema are generally rare in childhood and the risks of stanozolol administration are significantly increased. Therefore, long-term prophylactic therapy with this medicinal product in children is generally not recommended and should only be undertaken with due benefit-risk assessment (see PRECAUTIONS, Use in children and adolescents).