Oxandrolone is a man-made steroid, similar to the a naturally occurring steroid testosterone. Oxandrolone is an "anabolic" steroid that promotes the growth of muscle tissue. Oxandrolone is used to help you regain weight lost from after surgery, severe trauma, or chronic infections. Oxandrolone is also used in people who cannot gain or maintain a healthy weight for unknown medical reasons. Oxandrolone is also used to decrease muscle loss caused by using steroid medicines, and to reduce bone pain in people with osteoporosis. Oxandrolone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Oxandrin medication is an anabolic steroid. Oxandrin works by offsetting the long term effects of steroid use. Oxandrin is prescribed to promote weight gain in patients who lost weight due to certain medical conditions.