Bolasterone (INN, USAN) (brand names Myagen, Methosarb; former developmental code name U-19763), also known as 7α,17α-dimethyltestosterone, is a 17α-alkylated androgen/anabolic steroid (AAS) which is used in veterinary medicine.[1][2] It has close structural similarity to testosterone, and like methyltestosterone has a methyl group at C17α in order to increase oral bioavailability.[1] In addition, it is also 7α-methylated, similar to its 7β-methylated isomer calusterone.[1] The medication has a low to moderate ratio of anabolic to androgenic activity, similar to that of fluoxymesterone.[3]

Clinical data
Trade namesMyagen, Methosarb
Other namesU-19763; NSC-66233; 7α,17α-Dimethyltestosterone; 7α,17α-Dimethylandrost-4-en-17β-ol-3-one
Routes of
By mouth
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.015.018 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass316.485 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Bolasterone is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited substances,[4] and is therefore banned from use in most major sports.


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  2. ^ I.K. Morton; Judith M. Hall (6 December 2012). Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents: Properties and Synonyms. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-94-011-4439-1.
  3. ^ Charles D. Kochakian (6 December 2012). Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 377, 401. ISBN 978-3-642-66353-6.
  4. ^ "The World Anti-Doping Code: The 2020 Prohibited List" (PDF). World Anti-Doping Agency. Retrieved 2019-12-28.