Oxymetholone (Anadrol) is a synthetic anabolic steroid available in both tablets and capsules. Originally developed in the 1960s by Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Anadrol was used to treat medical conditions such as anaemia and myelofibrosis. Anadrol was very effective at treating anaemia, mainly due to its ability to produce red blood cells and increase haemoglobin levels. The production of red blood cells is known as erythropoiesis, and while most anabolic steroids help increase red blood cell count, none can stimulate erythropoiesis, as well as Anadrol, can.

Today Anadrol is mainly used by bodybuilders who are looking to put on serious amounts of muscle mass and strength. Anadrol is arguably the most potent steroid available today, and nothing puts on mass faster than Anadrol does.

As with steroids such as Winstrol, Anavar, and Masteron, Anadrol is also a DHT-derived anabolic steroid. Most steroids derived from Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) contain one similar property, they don’t convert to estrogen. However, with Anadrol, the conversion to estrogen is high.

Anadrol Dosage

Anadrol is a 17aa (C-17 alpha alkylated) Anabolic Steroid; this means it has been chemically altered to allow it to enter the bloodstream without being completely destroyed by the liver. 17aa Steroids are incredibly harsh on the liver, and for this reason, high dosages should never be taken, and cycles should never last longer than four weeks. A dosage of 50mg is more than enough for most bodybuilders to see excellent results.

Anadrol Cycles

Anadrol is used in bulking cycles, where users are looking to get as big and as strong as possible in a short period. Due to its short half-life, this steroid is usually run at the beginning of a cycle to ‘kick start’ gains, together with 1 or 2 injectable steroids, generally with Testosterone Enanthate and Deca Durabolin. You should never run Anadrol with another oral steroid, as to much strain will be put on the liver and this can lead to serious health problems.

Anadrol usually coming in 50mg tablets and due to its short half-life, if you opt for a dosage of 50mg a day, you would need to buy a pill cutter to split the tablets in half, so that you can spread the dosages out.

Common Oxymetholone Cycle

 AnadrolTestosterone CypionateDeca DurabolinNolvadex (if needed)
Week 150mg/day500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 250mg/day500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 350mg/day500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 450mg/day500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 5500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 6500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 7500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 8500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 9500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 10500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 11500mg/week300mg/week20mg/day
Week 12500mg/week20mg/day

Once the cycle is complete, make sure to follow a proper PCT protocol. The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advice.

Anadrol Side Effects

Anadrol is a harsh steroid and has many different side effects which scare users away from using this steroid.

Some Side effects include:

High blood pressure
Liver damage
Water retention
Hair loss (MPB)
Serious aggression (Roid Rage)

High blood pressure, water retention and Gynecomastia can be prevented or reduced by using a SERM such as Nolvadex or an AI such as Letrozole. Anadrol is a dangerous steroid and is something most people should avoid.

How to Buy Anadrol

Due to Anadrol being such a potent steroid, there is a high demand for it, resulting in most steroid dealers selling it. You get two types of Anadrol; pharmaceutical versions and underground versions. Pharmaceutical grade Anadrol is tough to come by and if you do manage to find it, then expect to pay a premium. Underground lab versions of Anadrol are widely available both online and from dealers and are quite affordable.


With over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer, and a vast amount of knowledge on bodybuilding and anabolic steroids. My aim is to provide quality and helpful information.

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