Drug name: Oxandrolone
Drug class: Anabolic / androgenic steroids
Common drug quantity: Tablets: 2,5mg, 5mg, 10mg
Use and effective range:
Applications: quality, diet / competition, strength, women
Anabolic components: medium
Androgenic components: low
Dose range and duration of use:
Beginners: 15-30mg / day
Hobby: 20-40mg / day
Professional range: 30-60mg / day
Women: 10-25mg / day
Application period: 6-8 Weeks
Active-Life: 8-12 hours
Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid (Oral)
Average Reported Dosage: Men 15-60mg daily Women 10-25mg daily
Acne: Only when administered in high dosages
Water Retention: Rare
High Blood Pressure: Rare
Liver Toxic: Yes, c17-alfa-alkylated steroid. Due to low dosages
toxicity is low-moderate
DHT conversion: Quite low
Decreases HPTA function: Unlikely even in high dosage use
More information about Anavar (Oxandrolone):
Oxandrolone is one of the few steroids, which does not cause an early stunting of growth in children since it does not prematurely close the epiphysial growth plates. For this reason oxandrolone is mostly used in children to stimulate growth and in women to prevent osteoporosis. In obese individuals, oral oxandrolone has been shown to decrease subcutaneous abdominal fat more than testosterone enanthate or weight loss alone, and it also tended to produce favorable changes in visceral fat.
Athletes like oxandrolone for three reasons. First, oxandrolone causes a strong strength gain by stimulating the phosphocreatine synthesis in the muscle cell without depositing water in the joints and the muscles.
Secondly, oxandrolone is one of the very few steroids that does not aromatize into estrogen, at any dosage, which has various advantages for the athlete.
The third reason for the popularity of Anavar is that oxandrolone does not influence the body’s own testosterone production. This special feature of Anavar can be explained by the fact that the oxandrolone is not converted into estrogen.
Oxandrolone causes very light virilization symptoms, if at all. This characteristic makes Anavar a favored remedy for female athletes since, at a daily dose of 10-15 mg., masculinizing symptoms are observed only rarely.
Anavar, brand name phitz, as a tablet, containing 10 mg. oxandrolone, to take by mouth.
Anavar should be taken two to three times daily after meals thus assuring an optimal absorption of the oxandrolone. Common dosage is 8-12 tablets in men and 5-6 tablets in women. The rule of thumb to take 0.125 mg./pound of body weight daily has proven successful in clinical tests.
Anavar can be combined with almost any other steroid such as Winstrol, Deca durabolin, Dianabol, or Anadrol.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered if it is within an hour or so. If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up.
Women should not take more than 15 mg. daily otherwise, androgenic-caused side effects such as acne, deep voice, clitorial hypertrophy or increased growth of body hair can occur.
Since oxandrolone is only slightly toxic and usually shows few side effects, several athletes use it over a prolonged period of time. However Anavar should not be taken for several consecutive months, since, as with almost all oral steroids it is 1 7-alpha alkylated and thus liver toxic.
Possible side effects
Oxandrolone can give gastrointestinal problems ranging from a sensation of stomach fullness to appetite suppression, nausea, and diarrhea. The symptoms can be reduced by taking the tablets one-two hours after the meals.
Oxandrolone has negative effects on blood lipids.
In females, dosages above 15 mg./day can cause facial hair, deepening of the voice, clitoral hypertrophy, and acne.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
If overdose of anavar is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Keep oxandrolone in a tightly closed container and out of reach of children. Store oxandrolone at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of oxandrolone is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using Anavar.
Do NOT use Oxandrolone if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Oxandrolone
you are a man who has known or suspected breast or prostate cancer
you are a woman who has breast cancer and high blood calcium levels
you are pregnant
you have certain kidney problems (nephrosis) or high blood calcium levels
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you
Studies have shown that taking an oral anabolic steroid with food may decrease its bioavailability. This is caused by the fat-soluble nature of steroid hormones, which can allow some of the drug to dissolve with undigested dietary fat, reducing its absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. For maximum utilization, this steroid should be taken on an empty stomach. The original prescribing guidelines for Anavar called for a daily dosage of between 2.5 mg and 20 mg per day (5-10 mg being most common). This was usually recommended for a period of two to four weeks, but occasionally it was taken for as long as three months. The dosing guidelines recommended with the current U.S. production form of the drug (Oxandrin, Savient Pharmaceuticals) also call for between 2.5 and 20 mg of drug per day, taken in intermittent cycles of 2 to 4 weeks. The usual dosage for physique- or performance-enhancing purposes is in the range of 15-25 mg per day, taken for 6 to 8 weeks. These protocols are not far removed from those of normal therapeutic situations.
Oxandrolone is often combined with other steroids for a more dramatic result. For example, while bulking one might opt to add in 200-400 mg of a testosterone ester (cypionate, enanthate, or propionate) per week. The result should be a considerable gain in new muscle mass, with a more comfortable level of water and fat retention than if taking a higher dose of testosterone alone. For dieting phases, one might alternately combine oxandrolone with a non-aromatizing steroid such as 150 mg per week of a trenbolone ester or 200-300 mg of Primobolan (methenolone enanthate). Such stacks are highly favored for increasing definition and muscularity. An in-between (lean mass gain) might be to add in 200-400 mg of a low estrogenic compound like Deca-Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate) or Equipoise (boldenone undecylenate).