Oxandrolone Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to oxandrolone: oral tablets
Side effects include:
Elevated aminotransferases (ALT, AST), lipid abnormalities (e.g., decreased HDL cholesterol concentrations).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to oxandrolone: oral tablet
Frequency not reported:
-Prepubertal Males: Phallic enlargement and increased frequency or persistence of erections
-Females: Clitoral enlargement, menstrual irregularities[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Bleeding in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Cholestatic jaundice with, rarely, hepatic necrosis and death; hepatocellular neoplasms and peliosis hepatis with long-term therapy; reversible changes in liver function tests also occur including increased bromsulfophthalein (BSP) retention, changes in alkaline phosphatase and increases in serum bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST, SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT).[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Edema, retention of serum electrolytes (sodium chloride, potassium, phosphate, calcium); decreased glucose tolerance; increased creatinine excretion; increased serum levels of creatinine phosphokinase[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Gynecomastia, hepatic neoplasms and hepatocellular carcinomas following prolonged therapy with large doses of anabolic steroids[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Virilization of female patients including deepening voice, hirsutism, acne, clitoromegaly (not reversible), and menstrual abnormalities.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Oxandrin (oxandrolone)." Bio-Tech, Levittown, PA.
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