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.
Oxandrolone was first discovered in the then Searle Laboratories which now is Pfizer Inc. by Raphael Pappo.Oxandrolone was introduced to the US market in 1964 under the renown trademark of Anavar. It is an important medication for the management of weight especially the weight lost after a patient has undergone a surgery.