Anadrol (Oxymetholone)

Anadrol – tablets for oral administration contain of the steroid oxymetholone, a potent anabolic and androgenic drug. Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone. Nitrogen balance is improved with anabolic agents but only when there is sufficient intake of calories and protein.

Whether this positive nitrogen balance is of primary benefit in the utilization of proteinbuilding dietary substances has not been established. Oxymetholone enhances the production and urinary excretion of erythropoietin in patients with anemias due to bone marrow failure and often stimulates erythropoiesis in anemias due to deficient red cell production.

Certain clinical effects and adverse reactions demonstrate the androgenic properties of this class of drugs. Complete dissociation of anabolic and androgenic effects has not been achieved. The actions of anabolic steroids are therefore similar to those of male sex hormones with the possibility of causing serious disturbances of growth and sexual development if given to young children. They suppress the gonadotropic functions of the pituitary and may exert a direct effect upon the testes.

Steroid Profiles

Androgenic: 45
Anabolic: 320
Estrogenic Activity: high
Progestational Activity: not significant


  • Anadrol 5 mg
  • Anadrol 50 mg


The recommended daily dose in children and adults is 1-5 mg/kg of body weight per day. The usual effective dose is 1-2 mg/kg/day but higher doses may be required, and the dose should be individualized. Response is not often immediate, and a minimum trial of three to six months should be given.

Following remission, some patients may be maintained without the drug; others may be maintained on an established lower daily dosage. A continued maintenance dose is usually necessary in patients with congenital aplastic anemia.

Side Effects

  • jaundice
  • possibility of liver cancer
  • enlargement of penis if taken before puberty
  • testicular atrophy and low sperm count if taken after puberty
  • impotence, painful penile erections
  • in women clitoral enlargement, menstrual irregularities
  • lack of sleep
  • gynecomastia breast enlargement
  • deepening of voice
  • excessive hair growth
  • general fatigue
  • swelling of the body
  • high sugars

Oxymetholone Pharmaceutical Brands

Anabrol 50, Anapolon, Anasteron, Androlic, Androyd, Bonalone, Hemogenin, Kanestron, Metalon Tabs, Oximetalon, Oxitoland, Oxivet QV, Oxyanabolic, Oxyanabolic, Oxybolone, Oxylone, Oxymetholone, Oxymetholone 50, Oxymetholone DongIndang, Oxymetholone HanBul, Oxymetholone HanSeo, Oxymetholone IH 50, Oxymetholone Korea United, Oxymetholone Tablets BP, Oxymetolona 50.

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