Winstrol is used as an intramuscular formulation in the farming industry to boost weight gain in livestock. For human use, the drug is available as an oral tablet. Stanozolol is usually given at 2 mg three times a day for hereditary angioedema. Often it is continued for 1-3 months at 2 mg per day without any undue side effects. The drug is generally safe and can be taken at low doses for many months. The anabolic effects are generally seen after a period of 3-4 weeks and continue to increase over time. The drug also has some mild androgenic effects at high doses.