Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 208–209 | Cite as

Falsification of Thai dianabol.

  • P.-H.M. van der Kuy
  • P.M. Hooymans
  • A. Stegeman
  • B.J. Looij jr


The use of drugs to enhance performance in sport will continue despite drug testing procedures and information campaigns. No attention is paid to the quality of these illicit drugs, as they are obtained through a circuit not monitored by the official authorities. A falsification of 'Thai Dianabol', an anabolic steroid, is reported. The tablets contained methyltestosterone and clenbuterol instead of methandrostenolone. Two patients were admitted to the hospital with symptoms due to clenbuterol poisoning.

Anabolic steroid Clenbuterol Dianabol Falsification Methandrostenolone Methyltestosterone 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P.-H.M. van der Kuy
    • 1
  • P.M. Hooymans
    • 1
  • A. Stegeman
    • 2
  • B.J. Looij jr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Pharmacythe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineMaasland HospitalSittardthe Netherlands

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