Oxandrolone Tablets

Overview of Oxandrolone Tablets

Dosage Strength

  • 3.5 mg
  • 6 mg
  • 11.5 mg
  • 23.5 mg
  • 36.5 mg
  • 48.5 mg

General Information

Oxandrolone (Anavar) is a synthetic testosterone derivative that is used orally. Because of the elimination of the methyl group from the C-19 position, its anabolic properties outweigh its androgenic ones. Oxandrolone’s anabolic potency is approximately 3 to 13 times that of testosterone and methyltestosterone. Oxandrolone, when combined with appropriate calories, is useful for boosting weight growth after burns or trauma, as well as in some disease conditions such as COPD and AIDS. The weight gain is mostly due to increased lean body mass rather than increased body fat, as is sometimes seen with dietary supplementation. When a medicine is stopped, the favorable benefits on lean body mass are gone. Oxandrolone is used to counteract the protein catabolism caused by long-term corticosteroid usage. There is also evidence to support the treatment of patients with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, constitutional delay of growth and puberty, HIV wasting syndrome and accompanying muscle weakness, and Turner’s syndrome low stature. Although there is conflicting evidence as to whether anabolic steroids improve athletic performance by boosting muscle strength, the NCAA and IOC now restrict their usage by athletes. At prescribed levels, oxandrolone is not ergogenic, but athletes frequently use greater doses; sports use should be avoided due to the danger of dyslipidemia, possible hepatotoxicity, and other serious side effects. The FDA approved oxandrolone in July 1964, and it became a restricted drug in 1991.


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