In general Oxandrolone lacks negative side effects in comparison with many other anabolic steroids. Despite that individuals who may be sensitive to androgenic side effects can experience increased oily skin, acne, hair growth increases in the face and body, and risks involving male pattern baldness (MPB) as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Oxandrolone does not possess any measurable estrogenic activity, nor any Progestogenic activity. In comparison with other oral anabolic steroids, Oxandrolone expresses the least amount of hepatotoxicity and strain on liver function.
For athletic and bodybuilding purposes, Oxandrolone dosage for beginners tend to be in 1-2ml (25 – 50mg) per day range and should provide great results. Advanced users tend to use 2-3ml (50 – 75mg) per day. Rareky, experienced users go up to 3-4ml (75 – 100mg) per day range. Because of its C-17 alpha alkylation, Oxandrolone should not be used for longer periods than 6 – 10 weeks before it is discontinued.. For the bulking purposes, Oxandrolone is normally run with compounds such as Testosterone, Boldenone and possibly Nandrolone Decanoate. For its use in fat loss and cutting, Oxandrolone cycles are often shorter and utilized with compounds such as Testosterone Propionate, Trenbolone Acetate, Drostanolone Propionate, etc. Females should utilize an Oxandrolone in the range of 5 – 10mg per day. Advanced female users may want to rise up to 20mg per day. Female use of Oxandrolone should be limited to 4 – 6 weeks.
Combining an Oxandrolone with caffeine has synergistic effects. One study has demonstrated that just 300mg of caffeine administered alongside Anavar increased blood plasma levels of Oxandrolone by 15 – 20x compared to baseline levels.