Anadrol Side Effects, Indications, Uses & Dosage
Drug Description of Anadrol
Anadrol-50 is an androgen and anabolic steroid (AAS) medication which is used primarily in the treatment of anemia caused by deficient red cell production. Anadrol-50 may be used alone or with other medications. Each tablet for oral administration contains 50 mg of the steroid oxymetholone, a potent anabolic and androgenic drug.
Uses Of Anadrol
This medication is a synthetic male hormone (androgen or anabolic steroid) used to treat a low red blood cell count (anemia). It works by increasing the amount of the hormone (erythropoietin) involved in the production of red blood cells.
Dosage and Administration
The recommended daily dose in children and adults is 2-5 mg/kg body weight per day. The usual effective dose is 2-3 mg/kg/day but higher doses may be required, and the dose should be individualized. Response is not often immediate, so a minimum trial of three to six months should be given. Following remission, some patients may be maintained without the drug; others may be maintained on an established lower daily dosage. A continued maintenance dose is usually necessary in patients with congenital aplastic anemia.
Anadrol Side Effects
Most common side effects of Anadrol include increased sexual desire as well as symptoms of masculinization like acne, increased hair growth, and voice changes. It can also cause liver damage. The drug is a synthetic androgen and anabolic steroid and hence is an agonist of the androgen receptor (AR), the biological target of androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It has strong anabolic effects and weak androgenic effects