What is Oxandrolone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Oxandrin


Oxandrolone is an androgen used as adjunctive therapy to promote weight gain after surgery, chronic infections, or severe trauma, and in some patients who fail to gain or maintain normal weight; to offset protein catabolism with prolonged corticosteroid administration and for osteoporosis bone pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Cachexia 1 0
Malnutrition 1 6
Mitochondrial myopathy 1 0
Muscle wasting 1 0
Weakened immune system 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxandrolone

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Oxandrolone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Oxandrolone


Stopped taking Oxandrolone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Oxandrolone.