• Anemias

Anadrol-50 Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Oxymetholone 50mg; scored tabs.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied



Anadrol-50 Indications


Anemia caused by deficient red cell production. Acquired aplastic anemia, congenital anemia, myelofibrosis, and hypoplastic anemias due to myelotoxic drugs.

Anadrol-50 Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

Individualized. 1–5mg/kg per day for at least 3–6 months; may attempt to lower dose or discontinue after remission. Congenital aplastic anemia: may need continued maintenance dose.

Anadrol-50 Contraindications


Male breast or prostate carcinoma. Breast cancer in females with hypercalcemia. Nephrosis or the nephrotic phase of nephritis. Severe hepatic dysfunction. Pregnancy (Cat.X).

Anadrol-50 Boxed Warnings

Boxed Warning

Peliosis hepatitis. Liver cell tumors. Increased risk of atherosclerosis due to blood lipid changes (eg, decreased HDL, increased LDL).

Anadrol-50 Warnings/Precautions


Not a replacement for other supportive treatments (eg, transfusion; iron, folic acid, Vit. B12, Vit. B6 replacement). Discontinue if jaundice, abnormal liver function, hypercalcemia, or edema occurs. Cardiac, hepatic, or renal dysfunction. Monitor hepatic function, blood, and bone age. Elderly. Young children. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Anadrol-50 Pharmacokinetics

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Anadrol-50 Interactions


May potentiate oral anticoagulants. May alter insulin or oral antihyperglycemic needs.

Anadrol-50 Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Peliosis hepatis, premature epiphyseal closure in adolescents, edema, hepatic carcinoma, prostatic hypertrophy or carcinoma, gynecomastia, priapism, oligospermia, nausea, jaundice, hirsutism, virilization, male pattern baldness, acne, polycythemia, headache, CNS excitation, insomnia, altered libido, fluid and electrolyte disturbances, suppression of clotting factors, increased serum cholesterol.

Anadrol-50 Clinical Trials

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Anadrol-50 Note

Not Applicable

Anadrol-50 Patient Counseling

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