Oxymetholone (also known as anapolon or anadrol) is a very drastic synthetic steroid, 17-alpha-alkylated modification of dihydrotestosterone. It was developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and anaemia, as well as to stimulate muscle gain in malnourished and debilitated patients. Oxymetholone has been approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in humans. Later there where created non-steroidal drugs that effectively could treat anaemia and osteoporosis; because of this anapolon lost his popularity and by 1993 Syntex decided to cease the production of the drug, as well as other manufacturers did.
For the contest bodybuilder, an Oxymetholone cycle can be extremely beneficial as it will bring him to the stage with a much fuller look. While it will work, this type of Oxymetholone cycle comes with a warning. It is easy to ruin your physique with such a plan due to excess water retention, and this is something you need to be aware of. A contest Oxymetholone cycle should only be attempted if youve had some experience with this steroid before, are a positive responder and thoroughly understand how to control water retention and total contest water protocol. If this is understood and you want to attempt it, you will simply add in the steroid the last 2-4 weeks of your contest cycle leading up to the show at a dose of 25-50mg per day. Thats all there is to it.