Thursday, September 12, 2013

All you need to know about Anadrol

Anadrol is a synthetic anabolic steroid with an active component called Oxymetholone which makes it the strongest androgenic steroid available. It was initially developed for therapeutic purposes due to its pharmacological properties useful for patients of anemia and osteoporosis. It is an effective agent for promoting weight gain, increasing appetite, gaining strength and increasing red blood cell count.

Therapeutic features of Anadrol:
Many people with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, certain types of infections, or renal diseases etc. are also anemic. Anadrol is the only oral anabolic steroid that has been approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for anemia treatment as it enhances the erythropoietin production which further increases the production of new red blood cells. Unlike some other anabolic steroids, which must be injected often, Anadrol (GP Oxy) is an easy to use oral tablet.

Possible Side Effects of Anadrol:

- Hepatic Toxicity: Anadrol has been associated with liver toxicity, specifically, Peliosis hepatic which a condition in which liver and sometimes splenic tissue is replaced with blood-filled cysts which are sometimes present with minimal hepatic dysfunction, but may also lead to complete liver failure in extreme cases. They are often not recognized until life-threatening intra-abdominal hemorrhage develops.

- Hepatic Carcinoma: Some cases of benign and androgen-dependent, hepatic carcinoma have been reported along with few fatal malignancies in patients receiving Anadrol treatment. These tumors are much more vascular than other hepatic tumors and may be silent until life-threatening intra-abdominal hemorrhage develops.

- Cardio-vascular complications: Anadrol may also affect the levels of certain lipids that have known association with an increased risk of certain types of cardio-vascular diseases. Many patients treated with androgens like Anadrol have shown increased susceptibility to atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

- Miscellaneous: As Anadrol is chemically similar to the predominantly male hormone - testosterone, women taking Anadrol are at risk for developing various masculine features like facial/body hair &/or a deeper voice.

However, withdrawal of Anadrol often results in regression or cessation of hepatic toxicity or progression of liver carcinoma.

Various reports indicate that Anadrol should neither be administered to males with prostate carcinoma nor to females with hypercalcemia (presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood), breast carcinoma or those women who are or may become pregnant in near future.

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