Oxymetholone comes as a tablet containing 50 mg. oxymetholone, to take by mouth.
A dosage sufficient for any athlete would be 50-200 mg/day. depending on weight and how advanced user of anabolic steroids the athlete is. An intake of more than three tablets in any given day is not advisable.
The first time user of anadrol should begin with an intake of only one 50 mg tablet. After a one week, the daily dosage can be increased to two tablets, one tablet each in the morning and evening, taken with meals.
Athletes who are more advanced or weigh more than 220 pounds can increase the dosage to 150 mg/day in the third week. This dosage, however, should not be taken for periods longer than two to three weeks.
The use of anadrol should never exceed six weeks. After discontinuing the use of anadrol, it is important to continue steroid treatment with another compound since, otherwise, a drastic reduction of muscle mass and strength takes place and the user. Athletes continue their treatment with injectable testosterone such as Sustanon 250 or Testosterone Enanthate for several weeks.
Oxymetholone is the most harmful oral steroid and its intake can cause many considerable side effects. Most users can expect certain pathological changes in their liver values after approximately one week. An increase in liver values of both the enzymes GOT and GPT also called transaminases, often cannot be avoided, which are indications of hepatitis, i.e. a liver infection. Those who discontinue oxymetholone will usually show normal values within two months.
Longer intake of anadrol and/or higher doses can cause a yellow discoloration of fingernails, eyes, or skin. The liver enzyme gamma-GT also reacts sensitively to the oxymetholone, causing it to elevate. If high dosages of anadrol are taken over a long period, there is an increased risk that the described liver changes could end up damaging the liver. During the intake of Oxymetholone, the liver values as well as the LDH/HBDH quotient, should always be checked by a competent physician.
Oxymetholone is the only anabolic/androgenic steroids which has been linked with liver cancer.
Oxymetholone is not recommended for women since it causes many and, in part, irreversible virilizing symptoms such as acne, clitorial hypertrophy, deep voice, increased hair growth on the legs, beard growth, missed periods, increased libido, and hair loss.
Possible side effects
Oxymetholone easily converts into estrogen which causes signs of feminization and the already mentioned water retention, which in turn requires the intake of antiestrogens. The increased water retention, in addition to the aesthetical problems, can be further detrimental since it may cause high blood pressure. In extreme cases the intake of an anti-hypertensive drug may be necessary.
Oxymetholone does not convert to DHT. However, it is a potent androgen. Users who experience severe steroid acne caused by anadrol can get this problem under control by using the prescription drug Accutane.
Other possible side effects may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, lack of appetite, insomnia, and diarrhea. The athlete can expect a feeling of “general indisposition” with the in-take of anadrol which is completely in contrast to Dianabol which conveys a “sense of well-being”.
The increased aggressiveness is caused by the resulting high level of androgen and occurs mostly when large quantities of testosterone are injected simultaneously with the use of anadrol.
The body’s own production of testosterone is considerably reduced since anadrol has an inhibiting effect on the hypothalamus, which in turn completely reduces or stops the release of GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). For this reason the intake of testosterone-stimulating compounds such as HCG and Clomid is absolutely necessary to maintain the hormone production in the testes.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.