Anadrol, the synthetic anabolic steroid, was originally developed as a drug to treat osteoporosis and anemia and was also recommended for stimulating muscle growth in malnourished or underdeveloped patients. It is also recommended for patients requiring enhanced red blood cell count or suffering from bone marrow.
What is Anadrol?
The Schedule III drug (also known as Oxymetholone) has a bioavailability of 95 percent and has a half life of 8-9 hours. The 17-Alpha-Alkylated steroid has the melting point of 178° to 180°C and its anabolic/androgenic ratio is 320:45. It has the chemical name of 17ß-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethylene)-17-methyl-5a-androstan-3-one and has the molecular formula of C21H32O3. The active ingredient in tablets of Anadrol 25 is oxymetholone and the inactive ingredients include lactose, povideone, magnesium stearate, and starch.
Ideally, this steroid is used in doses of 1-5 mg per kilogram of body weight (on a daily basis) though a dosage of 1-2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day is also followed by some sportsmen. Anadrol 25 is often stacked with Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Testosterone during an anabolic steroid cycle of six to eight weeks or alone in an Anadrol only cycle of 12-16 weeks. Towards the end of a steroid cycle involving Anadrol, users are advised to use anti-estrogens such as Nolvadex to minimize or eliminate estrogenic side effects such as bloating, acne, oily skin, and gynecomastia besides enhancing bioavailability of steroids used in the cycle and restore or improve production of natural hormones such as testosterone.
The steroid is usually not advised to girls and women, especially who are keen to get pregnant or breastfeeding or pregnant (an exception can be made by practitioners for women who have already been harmonized); it is also not advised for individuals suffering from health conditions such as breast, testicular, and prostate cancer and those having existing allergy to Anadrol 25 or its ingredients.
Side effects of Oxymetholone
When abused or overdosed or used (low grade), Anadrol may cause side effects like hepatitis and cirrhosis or hoarseness, growth of facial hair, acne, and changes in menstrual cycle and it may even cause persistent or frequent erections, bladder irritability, and decrease in seminal volume, or aggravation of acne. In order to maintain the highest standards of safe use and staying protected against side effects of Anadrol 25 , users are advised to undergo regular X-ray examinations at a gap of six months for examining bone age to ascertain the rate of bone maturation and comprehensive effects on the epiphyseal centers of the androgenic anabolic steroid therapy. Oxymetholone users advised of high doses are advised to undergo examination for polycythemia and patients with anemia are to be examined for ascertaining the serum iron and iron-binding capacity. In order to avoid misuse or overdosing of Anadrol, it should always be used only after a medical practitioner has authorized its use after complete and comprehensive evaluation of medical reports and history.
The dosages of Oxymetholone should not be changed, increased or decreased, without prior medical advice and the drug should never be abused or overdosed in hopes of quick results. In addition to these tips and precautions, no two dosages of Anadrol should be taken together even if the first one was missed unintentionally. Anadrol 25 use should only be made for medical purposes and the drug should always be purchased with a prescription from a certified and legal medical pharmacy.
The advice of a pharmacist or local waste disposal company should always be sought to safely discard Oxymetholone in case of expired Oxymetholone tablets or if the tablets or injections are not to be used any more. It is best to store Oxymetholone capsules, pills, or injections in the original pack that is stored at a controlled room temperature of 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) and kept away from unauthorized use, pets, sunlight, moisture, and children.