When it comes to Anadrol dosage, know when it’s too much.
Injecting any drug into the body, whether it’s prescription or not, can trigger a number of reactions.
Some of those reactions are beneficial while others are not.
The same applies to use of anabolic androgenic steroids.
Anadrol is the brand name given to the drug but it goes by other names depending on manufacturer and country of origin.
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Bodybuilders and athletes looking for dosage suggestions of Anadrol on bodybuilding websites or forum boards and discussion threads will find recommendations to take Anadrol in ranges from 20 mg up to an excessively high 150 mg daily.
Anadrol/oxymetholone, when medically recommended, averaged 10 mg or less a day in the treatment of muscle wasting (cachexia) following surgical procedures, chronic illness, or sometimes in the treatment of muscle loss associated with HIV/AIDS.
To be more specific, prescription guidelines suggested 1 mg to 5 mg per kilogram of body weight daily.
Common sense implies that the higher the dosage, the higher the risk for potential side effects, adverse reactions, and damage to body organs and their functions.
The number of side effects linked to Anadrol often overweighed the benefits of use, even for bodybuilders.
Because of this, increasing numbers of athletes and bodybuilders are turning to steroid alternatives that naturally work to increase hormone function, metabolism, and athletic enhancement.
The mechanism of action, or how a drug effects any one person and their body functions can differ depending on individual case scenarios, the reason why it’s used, and the medical condition it’s designed to treat.
In the past, Anadrol (Anadrol 50)/oxymetholone was intended for use in the treatment of anemias and conditions related to anemias.
Its main mechanism of action or function is to promote muscle growth.
Because of this capability, and under medical supervision, the drug was often used to treat malnourished, undernourished patients, as well as those diagnosed with an overall general failure to thrive.
It’s defined as a metabolic/endocrine agent as a variation of testosterone. In the male body, testosterone promotes and influences lean muscle mass growth, muscle, strength, and fat to mass ratios.
It’s also known to stimulate erythropoiesis or production of red blood cells. It’s also been researched for its capability to maintain or increase nitrogen retention in muscles.
When it comes to Anadrol dosage, those considering use will find a variety of recommendations on bodybuilding websites.
Medically based Anadrol dosage differs quite a bit from dosages that bodybuilders will take themselves for accelerated anabolic or muscle-building potential for enhanced physique or athletic performance.
Anadrol is a prescription-only anabolic androgenic steroid. Taking it without a prescription is illegal, as anabolic androgenic steroids are classified as Schedule III controlled substances due to their potential for misuse and overuse.
Anadrol/oxymetholone usage causes a number of typical side effects associated with anabolic androgenic steroids including headaches, testicular atrophy (shrinking testicles), and changes in skin conditions, and even mood and behavior.
Women should be cautioned that Anadrol dosage in any milligram strength could contribute to masculine-promoting (aromatization) effects. Sometimes, these effects are irreversible.
Anadrol is classified as a potential carcinogen , and may contribute to the development of liver damage that causes blood filled cysts to appear in the liver and sometimes the spleen. The condition is known as Peliosis hepatis .
The blood-filled cysts may burst, contributing to hemorrhagic conditions and intra-abdominal bleeding.
Anadrol, like other anabolic androgenic steroids, can also contribute to alterations in normal cholesterol levels, decreasing levels of good or HDL cholesterol while increasing levels of bad or LDL cholesterol .
High levels of bad cholesterol lead to a condition known as atherosclerosis or clogged arteries, which increase a person’s risk of stroke or heart attack.
Studies have also determined that anabolic androgenic steroids can have a detrimental and long-term impact on cardiovascular health and wellness.
Pregnant or nursing women should not use any anabolic androgenic steroid.
Anadrol 50/oxymetholone is rated as pregnancy category X because of a potential to contribute to fetal damage. Even for non-pregnant or non-breast-feeding women, Anadrol dosage in tablet form or injection may decrease fertility.
Even at a relatively low Anadrol dosage, always be aware of potential for side effects. Some people react differently to the drug than others. Not everyone experiences the same benefits when it comes to anabolic androgenic steroid use.
Bottom line? Use caution before using any anabolic androgenic steroids that have the potential to disrupt hormone, metabolic, and cardiovascular function.
Non-medical use of any Anadrol dosage can cause unexpected and undesired results.