Proviron is the trade / brand name for the androgen known as Mesterolone. It is an oral product, and is not considered an anabolic steroid. This is because its anabolic activity is known for being extremely weak – so weak, in fact, that it can be practically considered nonexistent. Proviron was initially developed by Schering in 1934, making it one of the oldest steroids manufactured and marketed for medical use. Mesterolone is so old, in fact, that it shared its inception alongside Methyltestosterone in 1935, and Testosterone Propionate in 1937, which were two of the first anabolic steroids put to use in medicine as well. Of course, Methyltestosterone and Testosterone Propionate are best remembered for all of their glory while Proviron is/was lesser known. This is likely due to the fact that the former two anabolic steroids were demonstrated as being very strong anabolic agents, while the latter was not.