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Oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid hormone, which was synthesized for the first time in 1962. It is administered orally and is a 17-methylene steroid. It is a doping agent and like all banned steroid hormones it is not allowed to be used by athletes at any time (not even for medical reasons).


For weight loss, delayed puberty and “Ullrich Turner syndrome”.
The increase in body weight after surgery, chronic infections and various catabolic disease states are associated with weight loss. Oxandrolone is also used to counteract protein degradation, and after long-term use of corticosteroids as well as the reduction of pain associated with osteoporosis. In principle, Oxandrolone can basically be found in every muscle covering. The application of oxandrolone is to ensure adequate supply of calories and proteins the body to ensure a positive nitrogen balance.
In symptomatic dwarfism, oxandrolone is applied, alongside with growth hormones. In bodybuilding oxandrolone is often combined with other steroids.


Diabetes, degenerative kidney disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer, pregnancy

Side effects:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, peliosis hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, changes in blood lipoproteins (increase in low densitity lipoprotein LDL and decrease in high Density lipoprotein HDL), bile congestion caused jaundice, virilization, acne, reduction in sperm production, gynecomastia (unnatural breast growth in men), reduction of the testes, hirsutism, hoarseness and deepening of the voice, agitation, sleep disorder, clitoral enlargement, decrease in serum electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, phosphate, calcium). Glucose intolerance.

Application / dosage:

Common dosages in bodybuilding for oxandrolone are 15 – 25 mg for men and 7.5 – 12.5 mg in women per day.
The rule of thumb has daily 00:25 mg / kg (men), 0.125 mg / kg (women) proved bodyweight. The tablets are generally taken 2 – 3 times a day directly after meals. In gastrointestinal problems caused by oxandrolone, this can be remedied by taking the tablets 1-2 hours after meals sometimes.
The therapeutic dosages are at 2.5-20 mg oxandrolone per day. The doses of 1.25-2.5 mg per day are used in the treatment of delayed linear growth and delayed puberty in boys.

The above mentioned dosage informations are not a medical advise or dosage advice. The dosage usage and informations are just informations from Bodybuilders who use or have used these active substances. The dosage information should not be regarded as universally valid. If you are thinking of using steroids or similar substances, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Unlike many other 17-methylene, steroids oxandrolone is excreted largely unchanged and not conjugated in the urine. The major metabolites of Oxandrolons are 17-Epioxandrolon and 16-hydroxy metabolites.
On the German pharmaceutical market oxandrolone is not allowed. Under the trademarks Anavar, Lonavar or oxandrolone SPA, you can refer the drug in tablet form in the United States, Japan, Italy or Argentina relate. Doping cases in which oxandrolone have played a role and only became known in Germany for the first time by the high jumper Amewu Mensah.
The anabolic effect of oxandrolone occurs only when taken regularly over a longer period. No information has been disclosed about a performance-enhancing effect with an intake just before a competition. It can be perfectly detected over 72 hours after ingestion.

Black Market Price / Availability:

Oxandrolone is remotely available on the black market and costs from 0.50 to 1.00 euros per tablet for 2.5 mg active ingredient.


Oxandrolon, Ossandrolone, Oxandrolona, Oxandrolonum

Brand Names / Producer:
Oxandrin / Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA
Anavar / Nanshang Co. Ltd, China
Lonavar / Dainippon, Japan
Oxandrolone SPA / SpA (Societä Prodotti Antibiotica), Italien
Vasorome / Kowa, Japan
Oxanol / Xenion Pharma Co. Ltd.

Chemical Information:

Oxandrolon Oxandrolone - Molekularformel

Molekular Formular: C19H30O3
Molekular weight: 306,44 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass: 306.219482 Da
Half life: 8 Hours