Oxymetholone is an orally administered drug. It is a potent anabolic and androgenic drug. Gins in muscle mass and muscle strength can be greatly achieved in a short span of time. It is a synthetic steroidal drug available in tablet forms. It is also known by the name of Anadrol. When the diet is sufficient in calories, it improves the nitrogen balance. The effects of this drug are very similar to testosterone. It must not be given to children as this may cause serious impairment in sexual and physical growth. Grotesque physical features are developed in children who are given this drug. They also experience disordered sexual function. Therefore the drug is not safe to be given to children and extra amount of caution needs to be taken to keep it out of the reach of children.
Oxymetholone can be detected in the body for up to 2 months. The drug is very popular among bodybuilders. It has been indicated in the treatment of anemias from a variety of different causes. Most common anemias treated with Oxymetholone include:
Iron deficiency anemias
Acquired aplastic anemia
Congenital aplastic anemia
Anemia caused by the use of immunosuppressive drugs
The drug is not all a replacement for iron, blood transfusion, vitamin, folic acid or other nutrients. When all the supportive methods have failed to be responsive, the drug is then used to treat the condition of anemia. It is also used in the treatment of wasting in individuals with osteoporosis and HIV. What dose of Oxymetholone is necessary depends on the size of the individual who is using the drug.
Oxymetholone is a very potent drug and it has many side effects too. These side effects include jaundice, possibility of liver cancer, enlargement of penis if the medicine is taken before puberty, testicle atrophy and low sperm count, impotence, painful penile erections, clitoral enlargement in women, lack of sleep, gynecomastia, deepening of voice, excessive growth of hair, general fatigue, swelling of the body and high levels of sugar. The drug should not be taken if the individual has cancer of the prostate or breast cancer.