Androbolic (Oxymetholone) is an oral anabolic steroid derived from
Estrogenic Side Effects
Androbolic (Oxymetholone) is a highly estrogenic steroid. Elevated estrogen levels often cause gynecomastia. At the same time water retention can become a problem, causing a notable loss of muscle definition as both subcutaneous water retention and fat levels build.
An anti-estrogen may be necessary to prevent estrogenic side effects.
Androgenic Side Effects
Although classified as an anabolic steroid, androgenic side effects are still common with this substance, especially with higher doses. This may include bouts of oily skin, acne, and body/facial hair growth.
Anabolic/androgenic steroids may also aggravate male pattern hair loss.
Women are also warned of the potential virilizing effects of anabolic/androgenic steroids. These may include a deepening of the voice, menstrual irregularities, changes in skin texture, facial hair growth, and clitoral enlargement.
Hepatotoxicity Side Effects
Androbolic (Oxymetholone) is a c17-alpha alkylated compound. C17-alpha alkylated anabolic/androgenic steroids can be hepatotoxic. Prolonged or high exposure may result in liver damage. In rare instances life-threatening dysfunction may develop. It is advisable to visit a physician periodically during each cycle to monitor liver function and overall health. Intake of c17-alpha alkylated steroids is commonly limited to 6-8 weeks, in an effort to avoid escalating liver strain.
The use of a liver detoxification supplement is advised while taking any hepatotoxic anabolic/androgenic steroids.
Relative hepatotoxicity increases as the dosage escalates, so hepatic dysfunction should still be a concern.