What is Oxandrolone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Oxandrin

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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
Immune system weak 1 0
Malnutrition 1 4
Mitochondrial myopathy 1 0
Mood elevated or improved 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxandrolone

Side effect Patients
Arthralgia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxandrolone

Dosage Patients
5 mg twice daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Oxandrolone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Oxandrolone

Duration

Currently taking Oxandrolone

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Oxandrolone

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