The positive and negative effects of Anavar

The positive and negative effects of Anavar

Anavar is an anabolic steroid. Chemically it is oxandrolone is one of the mildest and safest steroids used by both men and women body builders. But it is found to be suited to women because it is well tolerated by women than other steroids and hence also known as ‘the girl steroid’.


Structurally anavar is an altered form of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is altered with the addition of an oxygen atom in C-2 position which helps in increasing the anabolic activity of the steroid and an addition of a methyl group at C-17 position classifying the steroid under 17-aa anabolic steroid.


  • It also shown to have low androgenicity and hence it is one of the best steroid for women.
  • It doesn’t aromatize and hence the estrogenic side effects like breast enlargement is quiet rare with the use of anavar.

Side effects

Besides the beneficiary factors, anavar also results efectos secundarios de anavar when not used properly. The side effects may be simple to adverse.

  • Users often experience oily skin, acne on face, shoulders and sometimes spreading to chest and back, hair loss.
  • Prostate enlargement is observed in some users who use high doses of the steroid taken for prolonged time.
  • If not used as per the instructions, may result in hepatotoxicity. But the chances are less when compared with other C-17aa steroids. It is advised not to drink when going for anavar cycles. If the users are facing the liver problems they may feel a persistent pain in stomach, the eyes and skin may turn to yellow and the urine color will be dark.
  • Women users can develop virilization. So it is advisable to take lower doses and if any signs of the male characters observed can stop using the steroid.
  • It interferes in the lipid profile of the users. It increases the bad cholesterol levels and also decreases the good cholesterol levels.
  • In some users the natural testosterone production is suppressed. This may not be observed when the low to mild doses of the steroid is used. But if high doses are required, testosterone supplements can be used along with the steroid to avoid such condition.


The dosage levels are very less when it is used for therapeutic purpose which may range from 5-10mg per day, may go to a maximum of 20 mg normally lasting for 2-4 weeks whereas higher doses of the steroid is required for the athletes and bodybuilders to attain the goal to be achieved. For the athletes the dose ranges from 20-80mg per day, the efficient dose being 40-50mg lasting for 6-8 weeks. Some may even go up to 80 mg. women athletes uses a less dose when compared with men due to virilization side effects which may range from 5-10mg rarely going up to 15-20mg a day.


Though there are adverse negative effects of the steroid, the positive aspects of the steroid can be achieved when properly administered under the supervision of a trained professional. It is also suggested to consult a physician before taking up the anavar cycle.