(Anadrol 50 / Anapolon Oxymetholone)
Oxymetholone is a potent oral anabolic steroid that first appeared in the 1960’s under the trade names Anadrol 50 (Syntex) and Androyd (Park Davis & co.) To this day the Oxymetholone hormone is normally referred to as Anadrol 50 in most circles. When the steroid was first released it was touted as holding numerous therapeutic benefits. The range of benefits included the treatment gastrointestinal disease, osteoporosis and anemia, as well as treating chronic underweight issues and combating any catabolic disease or condition.
Over the years Anadrol has fallen under heavy scrutiny from the U.S. FDA as have most anabolic steroids. Currently, the Oxymetholone hormone is only approved in the U.S. for the treatment of anemia, as well as muscle wasting diseases like HIV and AIDS. The compound is also no longer manufactured by Park Davis & co. and Syntex would sell its right to Unimed Pharmaceuticals in the late 1990’s eventually finding its way to Alevan Pharmaceuticals in 2006.
Anadrol 50 Functions & Traits:
The Oxymetholone hormone known, as Anadrol 50, is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid that is closely related to methyl dihydrotestosterone. Specifically, Oxymetholone is DHT with an added 2-hydroxymethylene group, which greatly enhances its anabolic activity. It is also a C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroid. This refers to a structural change of the hormone at the 17th carbon position that allows it to be orally ingested. Without the change the majority of the hormone would be destroyed before any benefit could be obtained. Unfortunately, this also makes Anadrol toxic to the liver (see side effects section).
Anadrol 50 carries an extremely high anabolic rating that is three times greater than testosterone. However, its androgenic rating is rather low, but also a bit misleading. Anadrol has a tendency to be more androgenic than its rating would imply. The metabolism of this steroid easily removes the 2-hydroxymethylene group, at least in part, thereby reducing the hormone to methyldihdrotestosterone.
What are some of Anadrol-50’s probable adverse effects?
Some Serious side- effects caused are:
- nausea, discomfort in the upper stomach, and fast weight gain (in the face or midsection),
- a lack of appetite
- urine that is dark in colour
- stools in a clay colour,
- a tinge of yellowness in the skin or eyes (jaundice),
- Urination that is unpleasant or difficult,
- increasing sex interest,
- Penis erection that is painful or prolonged,
- a lack of desire for sex,
- Having a problem with orgams,
- When you ejaculate, you have a lower amount of semen.
- Bruising or bleeding that is simple to come by (nosebleeds, bleeding gums),
- bleeding that isn’t going away,
- if you have a painful swell in your breasts,
- alterations in skin colour
- a feeling of being out of breath
- Swelling in your hands or feet is a common ailment.
Some Side-Effects common to woman are:
- Deepened Voice
- Increase in facial hair
- Growth of hair on chest
- Larger Clitoris
- Change in Menstrual Cycle
- Increase or decrease in desire to have sex
Immediately find medical assistance in case of any of these symptoms.
Most common symptoms include:
- Swelling on Breast
Anadrol 50 carries an active half-life of approximately 16 hours, which will require daily administration of the hormone. Most men will find a dosing of 50mg per day for 4-6 weeks to produce phenomenal results. Use should not surpass the six week mark for any reason due to the steroid’s hepatotoxicity.
For those who want more Anadrol 50 and have enjoyed a positive response in a previous cycle, meaning they were able to control side effects, doses that reach the 100mg per day range can be considered. However, this will greatly increase the risk of side effects; caution is advised. Doses above this mark cannot be recommended. Not only are such doses dangerous they have been shown to have very little positive effect of an increasing nature. With most anabolic steroid the more you take the greater the results. While side effect risk also increases, so do the results. With Anadrol we have a steroid that typically holds to a much sharper falloff point. Simply put, doses above 100mg per day will rarely produce results greater than 100mg per day. Further, such doses often suppress the individual’s appetite, which is not something you want or need when in a mass gaining phase. Those who supplement with 100mg per day are also encouraged to limit the total use to four weeks.
Regardless of the total dosing, it is highly recommended that no other C17-aa anabolic steroids are used during Anadrol supplementation. No C17-aa steroid should be used for at least six weeks after use is discontinued, with most finding even more time in-between to be the best option.
Availability of Anadrol 50:
Oxymetholone is one of the most commonly found anabolic steroids on the black market. However, the U.S. based brand Anadrol 50 is rarely found in black market circles. You will not find a major steroid supplier who carries this version. The only way you’ll obtain Anadrol 50 is with a prescription or from an individual who sells you his prescription based Anapolon 50mg. As for other brands, there are numerous high quality Oxymetholone brands on the market, but there are quite a few counterfeits as well. Anadrolic (British Dispensary) and Anemoxic (Jinan Pharmaceuticals) are two highly reputable brands, as well as Turkish Anapolon.
Some Precautions to take care of
If you have severe liver or kidney illness, prostate cancer, male breast cancer, or female breast cancer with excessive calcium levels in the blood, you should not use Anadrol-50.
Anadrol-50 should not be used if you are pregnant.
Long-term oxymetholone usage can result in liver tumors or blood-filled cysts in the liver and spleen. If you develop upper stomach discomfort, lack of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored feces, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), or fast weight gain, see your doctor every once (especially in your face and midsection).
How to take Anadrol 50 ?
Follow your prescription’s instructions to the letter. Doctor may adjust your dose from time to time to ensure you get the optimal outcomes. Anadrol-50 should not be used in higher or lesser doses or for longer than suggested.
You may need frequent blood tests to ensure that this treatment is addressing your condition. Your symptoms may not alter, but your blood work will help your doctor determine how long you should take Anadrol-50.
If your weight changes, let your doctor know. Anadrol-50 dosages are calculated based on weight, therefore any changes in weight might impact the dose.
Your symptoms may take 3 to 6 months to improve. If your symptoms do not improve after taking the prescription as advised, contact your doctor.
Certain medical tests may yield unexpected findings if you use this drug. Any doctor who treats you should be aware that you are taking Anadrol-50.
Anadrol-50 is simply one component of a comprehensive treatment plan that may involve blood transfusions and/or the use of additional medications. Pay strict attention to your doctor’s recommendations.
Store away from moisture, heat, and light at room temperature.
What happens if I overdose on Oxymetholone (Anadrol-50)?
Seek medical assistance asap.
This medicine is an androgen (or anabolic steroid) that is used to treat a low red blood cell count in men (anemia). It works by raising the quantity of erythropoietin, a hormone involved in red blood cell synthesis. But taking any steroid without recommendation from doctor can be very severe to life and other metabolic activities. So, always know about your allergies or any body problems and consult your doctor.
• [17 beta-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylene-17 alpha-methyl-5 alpha-androstan-3one]
• Molecular Weight: 332.482
• Molecular Formula: C 21 H 32 O 3
• Melting Point: 178-180C
• Manufacturer: Syntex (Originally)
• Release Date: 1960
• Effective Dose: 100mgs (optimal)
• Active Life: <16hours
• Detection Time: up to 8 weeks
• Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 320:45