Also known as Oxymetholone (A50 or A-bombs), Anadrol is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids among budding as well as professional sportsmen. The fact that it has the ability to improve the production and urinary release of erythropoietin without leading to side effects is one of the biggest reasons behind its popularity.
This artificial anabolic steroid is medically recommended to provide relief to patients suffering with health complications such as anemia and osteoporosis. It is also recommended to people afflicted with failure of bone marrow and enhancement of red blood cell count. The steroid is also admired for stimulation of muscle growth in underdeveloped or malnourished patients and protecting joints under heavy loads or during intense workouts. In addition to that, Anadrol is also popular among sportsmen for possessing the strongest anabolic effects of all oral steroids.
The 17-Alpha-Alkylated steroid and Schedule III drug has the chemical name of 17ß-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethylene)-17-methyl-5a-androstan-3-one and has the molecular formula of C21H32O3. It has an active life of nearly 14-16 hours and its anabolic/androgenic ratio is 320:45. It can be detected over a period of six to eight weeks and has the melting point of 178° to 180°C. The list of ingredients in Anadrol tablets is lactose, povideone, magnesium stearate, and starch and its active ingredient is oxymetholone.
Also known as A50 and A-bombs, Anadrol can be purchased over the internet in different forms, including capsules, pills, and injections, with or without a medical prescription. Belonging to the family of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Anadrol is free from all negative effects of steroids, when used as per instructions of a qualified medical practitioner. This steroid is best used in dosages of 1-5 mg per kilogram of body weight (on a daily basis) though some sportsmen make use of Anadrol in dosages of 1-2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.
By using Anadrol, sportsmen and others can expect dramatic improvements in the levels of muscle mass, protein synthesis, nitrogen retention, aggression, and body strength with just four to six weeks of use. Use of Anadrol is also related to promotion of lean muscle mass and stamina improvements. The steroid is commonly made a part of bulking steroid cycles, and is rarely used for cutting steroid cycles.
One of the most common Anadrol only cycle is all about using it in doses of 50 mg per day for the first week, 100 mg every day for the 2nd and 3rd weeks, 50 mg every day for the 4th and 5th weeks, and 25 mg every day for the 6th week. A popular anabolic steroid stack involving Anadrol is about 7 tablets of Anadrol every day (of 50 mg each) for 6 weeks, Dianabol 5 mg every day for 6 weeks, Proviron for weeks 3-5, and post cycle therapy with Nolvadex 10 mg every day for three weeks. Anadrol is commonly stacked by users, especially those into body building and strength athletics, with legal anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs like Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Testosterone during an anabolic steroid cycle of six to eight weeks.
The use of Nolvadex proves beneficial to Anadrol users towards the end of a steroid cycle as the antiestrogen has the potential of enhancing bio-availability of steroids used in the cycle and restore or improve production of natural hormones such as testosterone at the earliest. Use of Nolvadex also proves beneficial to minimize or eliminate estrogenic side effects such as bloating, acne, oily skin, and gynecomastia. Antiestrogens like Clomid or Arimidex may be made be a part of post cycle therapy (in place of Nolvadex) for an Anadrol only cycle or a cycle with Anadrol as one of the steroids.
The steroid is not usually recommended to girls and women, especially those who are pregnant and lactating. Anadrol is also not recommended to those suffering from breast, testicular, and prostate cancer and those having existing allergy to Anadrol or its ingredients. The abuse of Anadrol or use of low grade Anadrol or use of the steroid in absence or contravention to medical advice may lead to side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, queasiness, sleeplessness, and swelling. The abuse of Anadrol may even cause health troubles such as hepatitis and cirrhosis or hoarseness, growth of facial hair, acne, and changes in menstrual cycle. Anadrol abuse may even cause health complications such as persistent or frequent erections, bladder irritability, and decrease in seminal volume, or aggravation of acne.
It is highly recommended that Anadrol users undergo liver function tests at regular intervals due to the hypertoxicity associated with the use of 17-alpha-alkalyted androgens. Regular X-ray examinations at a gap of six months to examine bone age should be undertaken during treatment of prepubertal patients for ascertaining the rate of bone maturation and comprehensive effects on the epiphyseal centers of the androgenic anabolic steroid therapy. Individuals administered with high Anadrol dosages are best checked on a frequent basis for polycythemia and patients with anemia are to be examined for ascertaining the serum iron and iron-binding capacity. Medical practitioners may recommend Anadrol to women who have already been hormonized.
In case any side effect or abnormality is experienced after making use of this anabolic steroid, the usage should be discontinued on an immediate basis and advice of a qualified medical practitioner should be sought without delays. The dosages of Anadrol should not be increased or decreased without prior medical approval and the dosages should never be abused in hopes of quick results. Moreover, no two dosages of the steroid should be taken together even if the first one is missed accidentally or unknowingly.
In order to maintain its efficacy and shelf life, the anabolic steroid is best stored at a controlled room temperature of 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) to sustain its shelf life and efficiency and should be protected against unwanted use, direct light, moisture, and heat. When expired, Anadrol tablets or injections are best discarded after consulting a pharmacist or local waste disposal company.