Oxandrolone, known as Anavar, was originally developed for the recovery of patients from burns and anemia, for HIV infected patients. Later it found wide application in bodybuilding to increase muscle hardness and relief, burn subcutaneous fat, increase strength and endurance.

Main Features

Oxandrolone is an anabolic and androgenic steroid. It was first brought to market in 1964 by Searle Laboratories. Today it is known under many brand names including Anavar, Vasorome, Anatrophil, and Oxandrine. The steroid is very popular due to its low androgenic activity and high anabolic rate.

Oxandrolone was originally developed to treat anemia, Turner syndrome, fight HIV infection, strengthen bones and recover from burns. Skychas Anavar is used in sports pharmacology, but for competitive athletes it is a banned drug.

Steroid profile

  • Anabolic effect – 400% testosterone.
  • Androgenic effect – 25% testosterone.
  • The level of conversion to estrogen (aromatization) is absent.
  • Liver effects – mild/moderate.
  • Release form – tablets.
  • Shelf life – up to 12 hours.
  • Detection time in doping control – up to one and a half months.
Steroid profile

Steroid profile

I must say that taking Oxandrolone is perhaps the best solution for women. The low probability and severity of negative reactions (high anabolic index) testify to the exceptional safety of Anavar.

Action of oxandrolone

When using the drug, the following effects are observed:

  • Increased hardness and muscle relief. Most often, the steroid is used for this. Bodybuilders on Oxandrolone drying courses achieve high quality sculpted muscle mass without fluid buildup.
  • Increase in strength indicators. The Anavar steroid is often used by boxers, athletes, skiers and representatives of sports with weight classes.
  • Increase the level of growth hormone.
  • Burn body fat.

Oxandrolone course alone

It is recommended to take Anavar alone to increase muscle definition. The drug gives the best results in athletes with an average content of fatty tissue and sufficient muscle mass. The course of Oxandrolone lasts only 6-8 weeks, while the daily dose is 20-80mg. These broad limits are due to individual differentiation.

The optimal dose is selected based on experience in using steroids, end goal, physiological characteristics of the body, training methods, etc. During steroid administration, physiological indicators should be monitored and appropriate adjustments made.


Oxandrolone course alone

It is advisable to take Oxandrolone in course with a “ladder”. It is recommended to start with a minimum dose of 20 mg and increase it to the optimum. Dividing the daily norm into several equal parts will balance the hormonal background, reduce the likelihood of failures and side effects.

Post-course therapy begins 2 days after the end of the course. It is carried out with tamoxifen – 10 milligrams per day (restoration of endogenous testosterone level), 1-2 weeks. Properly selected sports nutrition will enhance the effect.

Combined courses

To minimize negative reactions and increase results, men are advised to take the drug with high androgenic steroids. When combined, the dosage of Anavar does not exceed 40mg. For girls, the combination is undesirable.

Side effects

Oxandrolone preparations do not cause much liver damage. Using Anavar in a daily dose of 20mg does not affect your condition. Oxandrolone does not aromatize and does not cause estrogenic manifestations. The potential side effects of Oxandrolone are associated with the steroid’s ability to slightly suppress its own testosterone production.

When the recommended doses are exceeded, the body considers that the endogenous level of the hormone is too high and stops secreting testosterone. In the most severe cases, this can lead to testicular atrophy. But if you follow Anavar’s instructions for use and doctor’s recommendations, negative reactions do not occur in 99% of cases.

Opinions of women on oxandrolone

Athletes talk about the safety of the steroid. Many women use oxandrolone doses of 10 to 20 milligrams and experience no adverse effects.