Anadrol – Dosage and Side Effects

What is Anadrol?

Anadrol is the proprietary name of an anabolic steroid called oxymetholone. Listed as a schedule III drug, Anadrol is used under prescription as a treatment for various forms of anemia, including myelofibrosis, congenital aplastic anemia, and hypoplastic anemia. Oxymetholone works to combat anemia by boosting production of a hormone called erythropoietin which is involved in the formation of red blood cells.

Oxymetholone – Food or Milk

How to Take?

As a rule, Anadrol is taken orally. In cases of stomach upset, moreover, the drug may be taken with food or milk. To derive optimal benefits, it is recommended to take the drug consistently over an extended period and to do so at the same time each day.


Although doses of Anadrol are individualized, the recommended dosage parameters are fixed at 1-5 mg/kg. For the majority of patients, however, doses of 1-2 mg/kg are generally deemed sufficient.

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Anadrol Dosage – 1-5mg or 1-2mg/

Irrespective of the underlying dosage, response to the drug is not immediate. Indeed, a trial period of 3-6 months should be undertaken to assess efficacy. Anadrol is produce better results than Dianabol, with oxymetholone is being more powerful steroid. However, oxymetholone is because more side effects, we suggest only suitable for experienced steroid-users

In cases of remission, treatment pathways are again individualized. Some patients may be weaned off oxymetholone completely, while others, most notably patients with congenital aplastic anemia, have no option but to continue taking the drug, albeit at reduced dosage levels.

Side Effects of Anadrol

Taking oxymetholone is by no means a risk-free enterprise. Indeed, a broad spectrum of potential side effects is associated with this particular anabolic steroid. A non-exhaustive list of reported side effects includes everything from diarrhea to mood changes, jaundice to insomnia, edema to acne, and libidinal shifts to weight gain.

Meanwhile, other side effects can be defined as gender-specific.

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Anadrol – Experience Enlargement

Prepubescent males, for example, may undergo rapid maturation and experience enlargement of the penis or more frequent erections. While post-pubescent males, on the other hand, may experience impotence, hair loss, testicular changes, or breast tenderness.

Females, by contrast, may suffer from clitoral enlargement, facial hair growth, voice deepening, or menstrual period changes.

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Anadrol – Side Effects

When Not to Use Anadrol?

Anadrol should be not be prescribed to;

  • Males with prostate or breast cancer
  • Hypercalcemic females with breast cancer
  • Pregnant females
  • Patients with a hypersensitivity to the drug
  • Patients with nephrosis
  • Patients experiencing severe liver dysfunction