Although Oxandrolone is available in the U.S. under the brand Oxandrin, it's exorbitant wholesale price precludes it from entering the black market. Thus, the SPA version from Italy is the only version left which athlete's do see regularly. They come 30 tabs to a box, in 2 foil and plastic strips of 15 each. Oxandrolone has a reputation of being one of the safest anabolics available. Women and children are often given this drug with little or no adverse side effects. For athletes, it is a mild anabolic exerting more strength than muscle mass increases. Although it is mild, it is 17 alpha alkylated so liver values may be of concern when used excessively.
Anavar was originally manufactured by Searle Laboratories under the brand name until it was discontinued a couple of years ago. It is still made by SPA Labs under the generic name, oxandrolone, in Europe. It is also available under the Lipidex brand name by Searle of Brazil. Oxandrolone is a very mild, low androgen steroid. It was a favorite of thousands of men and women users simply because it did Work to some extent and very rarely caused any adverse reaction. Anavar was primarily used to promote strength or muscle hardness. Athletes’ claim that this drug was unsurpassed in its ability to promote strength without water weight gains. Oxandrolone will not aromatize at any dosage. This makes it ideal for steroid users with potential hypertension complications as well as pre-existing gynecomastia. Oxandrolone was not known as a steroid to "bulk up" on; yet, it was often part of a bulking stack. For example, it could be combined with testosterone or Dianabol to accent these highly androgenic compounds. The average dosage of Oxandrolone for men is in the area of 6 tablets per day. For women, 3 tablets a day seems to be prudent.