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Anavar
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This medication is used to help people regain weight they have lost due to certain medical conditions (e.g., surgery, chronic infection, trauma). It is also used to relieve bone pain due to bone loss (osteoporosis). Oxandrolone belongs to a class of drugs known as anabolic steroids. These drugs are similar to male hormones made by the body. They work by helping and speeding up muscle growth.Abuse of this medication (e.g., to improve athletic performance or physical appearance) is very dangerous and may cause serious, sometimes fatal problems.This drug may also be used to treat breast cancer in women. It may also be used to treat swelling of the abdomen/arms/face/airway due to a certain inherited disease (hereditary angioedema).

 
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This medication is used to help people regain weight they have lost due to certain medical conditions (e.g., surgery, chronic infection, trauma). It is also used to relieve bone pain due to bone loss (osteoporosis). Oxandrolone belongs to a class of drugs known as anabolic steroids. These drugs are similar to male hormones made by the body. They work by helping and speeding up muscle growth.Abuse of this medication (e.g., to improve athletic performance or physical appearance) is very dangerous and may cause serious, sometimes fatal problems.This drug may also be used to treat breast cancer in women. It may also be used to treat swelling of the abdomen/arms/face/airway due to a certain inherited disease (hereditary angioedema).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • It is against the law.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., cholesterol levels, liver function tests, urine and blood calcium levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
  • It may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • In children, dosage is also based on weight.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping, changes in skin color, and changes in sexual interest may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.For males, in the very unlikely event you have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur.Women may experience signs of masculinization (male characteristics) from oxandrolone.
  • To prevent these changes from becoming permanent, stop taking this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of the following occur: hoarseness, deepening voice, sore throat, facial hair growth, new or worsening acne, enlarged clitoris.Women often stop having regular menstrual periods while taking this medication.
  • Menstrual periods usually return after stopping the drug.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, breast tenderness/swelling in men, easy bruising/bleeding, severe muscle spasms, mental/mood changes, seizures.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain or swelling, dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking oxandrolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anabolic steroids (e.g., testosterone); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: prostate cancer, male breast cancer, mineral imbalance (high calcium blood level), kidney disease (nephropathy).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood cholesterol levels, liver disease, heart disease, coronary artery disease, lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), diabetes.If you have diabetes, you must closely monitor urine and blood sugar while taking this medication and report any changes to your doctor.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be at greater risk for enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, and swelling of arms/legs.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially on bone growth and sexual development.
  • Oxandrolone may stop or stunt growth in children younger than 18 years.
  • Therefore, this medication should be used in this age group only when prescribed by a medical specialist.Oxandrolone must not be used during pregnancy.
  • It may harm the unborn baby.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Due to the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: ACTH, adrenal cortical steroid, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), sulfonylureas (e.g., glipizide).This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including thyroid function tests), possibly causing false test results.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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