We take a look at dosing the oral steroid Anadrol (Oxymetholone). Dosing is important for optimal gains and to limit negative side effects.
Originally made to help patients with anemia and osteoporosis, and then given to those with muscle wasting diseases. Because of this Anadrol is a widely used as a bulking anabolic steroid. It can pack on mass and weight in a very short amount of time, probably faster than any other oral anabolic steroid available at present.
Due to Anadrol’s ability to add muscle in a short amount of time, large doses are not needed when compared to other compounds. Anadrol is a very androgenic compound, adding strength, aggression and hardness to the user after weeks of use, as well as lean body mass (LBM) and water retention. It is a compound that does not aromatase but can interact with the estrogen receptor (ER) causing estrogenic side effects. These include, but are not limited to, gynecomastia, hair loss/growth, acne, mood swings, anxiety and virilisation in females. Anadrol also has the ability to increase the user’s blood pressure dramatically causing hypertension. Headaches also seem apparent with larger doses. Blood pressure can then lead to kidney problems and also cardiovascular issues so should be controlled by way of diet, cardio regime and supplement intake.
Anadrol should be dosed at around 50-100mg/ED in males, depending on their age, level of development, total amount of androgens being used, and exposure to side effects. Due to its toxicity is should be limited to no more than 6-8 weeks of continuous use and liver aids, such as Liv52 and/or MilkThistle are suggested during Anadrol use, or after. If these drugs are not used then expect to have higher liver values, mainly AST and ALT levels. Another way of aiding the liver and kidneys is to drink a fair amount of water. By fair, I mean 2-3 litres per day and more on training days. This compelled with limiting harmful substances, such as alcohol and recreational drugs will aid the user and make the run of Anadrol far healthier – as that is the main goal here.
In females, due to its largely androgenic nature, it should be avoided. Androgenic steroids give women the worst side effects, these include, but are not limited to; enlargement of sexual organs (clitoris), deepening of vocal cords, hair loss and growth, jaw growth, aggression, mood swings and acne. Anxiety, loss of hunger and lethargy has been shown to exist in both genders and side effects will get more prevalent when the dose of Anadrol increases. Doses in women should be 10-20mg/ED.
Anadrol should not be used by those younger than 22-23 years of age as side effects are harder to control with Anadrol. It should only be used for the advanced user and someone who has successfully used anabolic steroids in the past. If side effects are experienced, lower the dose (1/2) and if more serious side effects are experienced, stop its use immediately and seek medical guidance by a physician.
Example Anadrol Cycle
As previously stated Anadrol should not be used alone really. It can be, but because of the way Anadrol will behave and reduce the user’s endogenous testosterone level, it will bring side effects. The reduction in testosterone that will be caused when we administer Anadrol is because, just like most other anabolic steroids, is because it is inhibitive to the HPTA. It’s inhibitive in small doses and larger doses have more of a pronounced effect, meaning the inhibition is dose dependent. Low testosterone means that the user will experience fatigue, loss of sex drive and erections or time being able to sustain an erection, low energy levels, confidence and possible strength and muscle mass reductions. Because of this, its advised to be used in combination with another steroid, such as Sustanon or another testosterone derived steroid.
Beginners should dose their Anadrol at no more than 100mg every day, 50mg every day is advised at first, and then you can adjust the dose comparing gains and side effects. Anadrol is then used as a kickstart or to break and plateau or end a cycle trying to stay as anabolic as possible. Example of this are below:
Kickstart Anabolic Steroid Cycle
Wk 1-10 Sustanon 500mg/wk
Wk 1-6 Anadrol 50mg/ED
*HCG 500 ius 2x week
End of Steroid Cycle
Wk 1-16 Sust 250 750mg/wk
Wk 10-6 Anadrol 100mg/ED
Wk 1-16 Genotrope GH
*HCG 500ius 2x week