Methandriol dipropionate

Methandriol dipropionate
Clinical data
Trade names Arbolic, Durabolic, Or-Bolic, Probolik, Protabolin
Routes of
Intramuscular injection[1]
CAS Number 3593-85-9
PubChem (CID) 546836
ChemSpider 96675
Chemical and physical data
Formula C26H40O4
Molar mass 416.602 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Methandriol dipropionate (brand names Arbolic, Durabolic, Or-Bolic, Probolik, Protabolin), or methylandrostenediol dipropionate, also known as 17α-methylandrost-5-ene-3,17-diol 3,17β-dipropionate, is a synthetic, injected anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) and a 17α-alkylated derivative of 5-androstenediol.[2][1] It is an androgen ester – specifically, the C3,17β dipropionate ester of methandriol (17α-methyl-5-androstenediol) – and acts as a prodrug of methandriol in the body.[2][1] Methandriol dipropionate is administered by intramuscular injection and, relative to methandriol, has an extended duration via this route of several days due to a depot effect afforded by its ester.[1] It was marketed in the United States,[2] but is no longer available in this country.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 William Llewellyn (1 November 2008). Anabolics: Anabolic Steroid Reference Guide. William Llewellyn. pp. 294–296. ISBN 978-0-9679304-7-3.
  2. 1 2 3 Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis. January 2000. pp. 663–. ISBN 978-3-88763-075-1.
  3. "Drugs@FDA: FDA Approved Drug Products". United States Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 29 November 2016.

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