Oxandrolone first came to be in the 1960’s and was brought to the market by . Searle & co under the name Anavar. Anavar (Oxandrolone) was originally created by a Doctor Raphael Pappo under the trademarked name Oxandrin, who worked for Searle laboratories. He created Anavar around 1964 for the treatment of multiple disease including muscle wasting. At that point, anabolic steroids were almost unheard of on the market, and he was part of the founders of the 1st few oral steroids to hit the bodybuilding scene. The compound was reported to hold numerous therapeutic benefits but ceased to exist in 1989. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s there was enormous pressure placed on the steroid market by the FDA. Searle wa purchased ny Pfizaer and Anavar was simply discontinued the line. By the mid-1990’s almost all Oxandrolone disappeared from the market place until 1995 when the steroid reappeared through Bio-Technology General CORP (BTG) under the brand name Oxandrin. With the new brand and new ownership and a complete monopoly on the drug, BTG increased the price drastically making it one of the most expensive anabolic steroids to ever exist. In modern times the price has come down some thanks to generic manufacturing, but Oxandrolone still remains one of the more expensive steroids you’ll ever find.
Anavar was the old . brand name for the oral steroid oxandrolone, first produced in 1964 by the drug manufacturer Searle. It was designed as an extremely mild anabolic, one that could even be safely used as a growth stimulant in children. One immediately thinks of the standard worry, “steroids will stunt growth”. But it is actually the excess estrogen produced by most steroids that is the culprit, just as it is the reason why women stop growing sooner and have a shorter average stature than men. Oxandrolone will not aromatize, and therefore the anabolic effect of the compound can actually promote linear growth. Women usually tolerate this drug well at low doses, and at one time it was prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis. As the opinions surrounding steroids began to change in the 1980’s, prescriptions for oxandrolone began to drop. Lagging sales probably led Searle to discontinue manufacture in 1989, and it had vanished from . pharmacies until recently. Oxandrolone tablets are again available inside the . by BTG, bearing the new brand name Oxandrin. BTG purchased rights to the drug from Searle and it is now manufactured for the new purpose of treating HIV/AIDS related wasting syndrome.
Pharmaceutical name: Oxandrolone
Active Life: 8-12 hours
Average Dose : Men 20-100 mg/day; Women 10-40 mg/day
Water Retention: Rare
Liver Toxic: Due to low doses, toxicity is low to medium
Oxandrolone is popular among bodybuilders because of its fabulous effects. This steroid is ideal for bulking purposes and it is commonly used during cutting phases of training. Who used this steroid probably know that it has two major advantages: it does not aromatize and it does not influence the body’s testosterone production. These two things are very, very important for body's health. No less importantly is that Oxandroxyl does not retain liquid in the joints and the muscles.
HOW DOES IT WORKS?
This steroid is commonly used by bodybuilders, weightlifters and powerlifters. Weightlifters and powerlifters likes this steroid because it causes fabulous gains in strength without gaining body weight. This is very important for them because they don’t want to end up in higher weight class.
Oxandrolone itself does not cause noticeable muscle growth and strength. It can be combined with many steroids, like Deca Durabolin, Dianabol and various testosterone compounds. A combination that has been proven to be very effective is Oxandrolone and Halotestin 20 - 30 mg per day. The same effect will have Oxandrolone with 120 – 140 mcg of Clenbuterol daily. A good gain in muscle mass and strength is 200 mg of Deca Durabolin per week, 500 mg of Testosterone Enanthate per week and Oxandroxyl 25 mg daily.
Oxandrolone is slightly toxic and shows only few side effects, but should not forget that as almost oral steroids it is 17-alpha-alkylated and the usage in high dosage and for a long period of time it can put stress on liver.