Oxymetholone (Anadrol)

Oxymetholone, BP2005, USP29 grade
Molecular Formula: C21H32O3
Molecular Weight: 332.5 gm/mol
Active life: less than 16 hours
Detection Time: up to 8 weeks
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 320:45

DESCRIPTION:
Oxymetholone®, brand of Oxymetholone tablets, is an anabolic steroid, a synthetic derivative of testosterone. Each tablet contains 50 mg of Oxymetholone BP2005, USP29 grade. It is designated chemically as 17β-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylene-17α-methyl-5α–androstan-3-one. It occurs as white to creamy-white, odourless or almost odourless crystalline powder. It exhibits polymorphism. Practically insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol; freely soluble in chloroform; soluble in ether.

Each tablet also contains lactose monohydrate, sodium starch glycolate, polyvidone 25,000, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate as excipients. No colouring agent.

Oxymetholone® is a potent 17-alpha alkylated derivative of dihydrotestosterone. This is a potent anabolic and androgenic drug despite being weakly bound to the androgen receptor. Oxymetholone® promotes protein anabolism and rapid weight gain but has the potential for substantial adverse reactions. Oxymetholone® promotes increased strength, muscle mass, and growth of new red blood cells.

Originally, Oxymetholone, better known as Anadrol or A50, was developed by Zoltan Pharmaceuticals, which doesn’t exist anymore, in the 60s. Due to the ignorance of the time, and the lack of other alternatives, the drug was even given to children. Oxymetholone was used to help with muscle growth in patients with growth problems; in addition, it was given to osteoporosis and anemia patients. In time, it became evident that the side effects of Anadrol are so harsh that some patients with wasting disease developed liver problems and an alternative drug was discovered as a replacement.