Designed 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 time it was prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis.
But the atmosphere surrounding steroids began to change rapidly in the 1980's, and prescriptions for oxandrolone began to drop. Lagging sales probably led Searle to discontinue manufacture in 1989, and it had vanished from U.S. pharmacies until recently. Oxandrolone tablets are again available inside the U.S. 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. Many welcomed this announcement, as Oxandrolone had gained a very favorable reputation among athletes over the years.
This steroid is known as a good agent for the promotion of strength and quality muscle mass gains, although the mild nature this compound makes it less than ideal for bulking purposes. Among bodybuilders it is most commonly used during cutting phases of training when water retention is a concern. The standard dosage for men in the of 15-25mg (6-10 tablets) per day, a level that should produce noticeable results. can be further combined with anabolics like Primobolan® and Winstrol® to elicit harder, more defined look without added water retention. Such combinations are very popular and can dramatically enhance the show physique.