Athletes looking to buy Winstrol will encounter oral Winstrol for approximately $ – $ per tablet, with most tablets containing 50mg of Stanozolol. This is provided as a general example, however, as pharmaceutical grade Winstrol can range from 5mg tablets all the way up to 25mg tablets, and is difficult to establish price ranges of these different concentrations. Injectable variants of this drug contained in 10ml vials normally are sold in the range of $60 – $90 per 10ml vial, and even as high as $120 per vial. The standard concentration of water-based (or even the UGL oil-based) Winstrol is that of 50mg/ml. However, because underground laboratories are often pushing the envelope with high concentration products intended for muscle building, concentrations as high as 100mg/ml can be found. However, these are exclusively underground products, as the standard for pharmaceutical human grade is 50mg/ml or less.
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.