Oxymetholone is an anabolic steroid, which is a man-made form of a hormone similar to testosterone. Oxymetholone is used to treat certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells), including aplastic anemia, myelofibrosis, or hypoplastic anemia caused by chemotherapy. Oxymetholone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Anadrol-50 is a manmade anabolic steroid indicated for the treatment of decreased red blood cell count or anemia. It functions by increasing the amount of erythropoietin a hormone responsible for the making of red blood cells. Anadrol-50 does not however enhance athletic ability.