Oxandrolone is an artificial steroid, similar to the naturally occurring steroid testosterone. Oxandrolone is an “anabolic” steroid that promotes the growth of muscle tissue.
Oxandrolone is used to help you regain weight after surgery, severe trauma or chronic infections. Oxandrolone is also used in people who are unable to gain or maintain a healthy weight for unknown medical reasons.
Oxandrolone is also used to reduce muscle loss caused by steroid drugs and to reduce bone pain in people with osteoporosis.
You should not use oxandrolone if you have prostate cancer, advanced kidney disease, high levels of calcium in your blood, breast cancer or if you are pregnant.
Some people who use anabolic steroid medications have developed life-threatening side effects on the liver, spleen and blood vessels. These conditions can occur without warning or symptoms and can lead to liver failure, internal bleeding, cancer, stroke, heart attack or death. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using oxandrolone.