Anadrol 50 is the trade name for Oxymetholone, a powerful oral androgen. This drug was first started in 1960 by the international pharmaceutical company Syntex. Since then, oxymetholone has been considered as an effective agent to increase the production of red blood cells, has an effect on the body typical of all anabolic / androgenic steroids, and is very effective in treating severe cases of anemia. For this reason, it has been very popular for some time. But recently many new drugs have appeared to treat diseases like anemia, the non-steroidal hormone epogen (erythropoietin) is especially popular. This hormone has a much stronger effect on the number of red blood cells and does not produce strong side effects of androgens. Reduced interest in Anadrol 50 and declining sales led Syntex to reduce its production in the United States in 1993. At the same time, production in other countries decreased. Plenastril production in Switzerland and Austria declined, followed by the launch of Oxitosona in Spain. Many athletes feared that Anadrol 50 would be stopped altogether. However, recent HIV / AIDS studies have shown that oxymetholone can be used in this direction. It has been shown that this steroid has the necessary properties to treat such debilitating and deadly diseases as AIDS and can be used in such cases. A new interest in this drug in 1998 helped to restart its production and sales in the United States. It is sold under the same name Anadrol 50 but by another company, Unimed. However, Syntex continues to sell the drugs and its manufacturing licenses in many countries, but under different names.
Anadrol 50 is a very potent androgen and produces significant side effects. Increased skin fatigue, acne, and increased hair growth on the face or body occur very quickly during the use of this hormone. Many athletes complain of very severe acne that requires special treatment.
Anadrol 50 is considered as one of the most effective steroid hormones on the market, and its effects on the body are often accompanied by serious side effects. Beginner athletes who try oxymetholone typically gain 20 to 30 pounds of muscle mass in less than six weeks by taking 1-2 pills per day. This steroid usually causes a significant buildup of fluid in the body, so weight gain is usually associated with this. However, many athletes do not pay enough attention to this because they see significant results from the action of this hormone compared to other means. Even if the muscles do not look fat and attractive enough due to the fluid retention, it is compensated by their volume and strength properties. In addition, all this promotes a better muscle contraction and protects them from damage, because the extra fluid improves the quality of the lubricant in the joints and connective tissues. The muscles become more flexible and the risk of injury during strength training is greatly reduced. It should be noted that too fast an increase in muscle mass can cause excessive strain on the connective tissues of the joints. Very often, the breakdown of the pectoralis and biceps muscles during weight training is associated with the intake of strong androgens, which cause rapid growth of muscle tissue. The powerful effect of estrogens promotes the development of gynecomastia.