What is Anadrol?

Anadrol-50 is an anabolic steroid, which is a man-made form of a hormone similar to testosterone.

Anadrol-50 is used to treat certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells), including anemia caused by chemotherapy.

Anadrol-50 will not enhance athletic performance and should not be used for that purpose.

Anadrol-50 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.


The more commonly reported adverse effects of androgen therapy in males is gynecomastia and excessive frequency and duration of penile erections; in women virilization including voice deepening.


Frequency not reported: Edema with or without congestive heart failure


Frequency not reported: Phallic enlargement and increased frequency of erections (prepubertal); inhibition of testicular function, testicular atrophy and oligospermia, impotence, chronic priapism, epididymitis, bladder irritability and decrease in seminal volume. excessive frequency and duration of penile erections, oligospermia, increased or decreased libido (postpubertal); clitoral enlargement, menstrual irregularities (women); increased or decreased libido (both sexes).

The recommended daily dose in children and adults is 1-5 mg/kg of body weight per day. The usual effective dose is 1-2 mg/kg/day but higher doses may be required, and the dose should be individualized. Response is not often immediate, and a minimum trial of three to six months should be given. Following remission, some patients may be maintained without the drug; others may be maintained on an established lower daily dosage. A continued maintenance dose is usually necessary in patients with congenital aplastic anemia.

Currently displaying a list of 68 drugs known to interact with Anadrol-50 (oxymetholone).


  • Liver and spleen problems have happened with drugs like this one. Sometimes, these have been very bad or deadly. Signs may not happen until these problems become very bad. Call your doctor right away if you see signs of liver or spleen problems like dark urine, feel tired, are not hungry, have an upset stomach or stomach pain, are throwing up, or have yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • Cholesterol levels may change with the use of drugs like this one. This may raise the chance of heart disease. Talk with the doctor.