Pronounced "ANN-a-drawl", Oxymetholone is a very potent oral androgen. Anadrol is viewed as the most powerful oral steroid available. One of the dinasours in the steroid world, it was first introduced in 1960 by the international drug firm Syntex, this steroid was immediately a huge hit. It produced quick results and massive gains. Novice users have been reported to gain 20-30 pounds in a 2 month period.
Being a 17 alpha-alkylated compound, Anadrol is able to withstand breakdown by the liver. Unfortunately, since Anadrol has a low affinity for the androgen receptor, it requires a high milligram amount per dosage (usually 50 mg or more) when compared to other oral steroids like Dianabol and Winstrol (2-10 mg/tab usually). William Llewellen gave a good description in Anabolics© comparing Anadrol to Dianabol and Winstrol: three tablets of Anadrol 50 (150 mg) is roughly the equivalent of 30 Dianabol tablets or 75 Winstrol tablets! Most users will keep the length of time on this steroid to 6 weeks or less because of it's harsh side effects. If you have severe acne you might see about getting Accutaine© from your doctor before a cycle. Use of a antiestrogen like Nolvadex is a must when using Anadrol. You are stupid if you don't!
Anadrol has a very high affinity for water and fat retention. Water weight will be a large portion of the weight gain, making you feel bloated. This has little consequence to the person looking to gain mass, and not focusing on staying lean looking. The water retention is reported to help lubricate the joints and provide pain-free workouts for those who normally do not. Since Anadrol has a high affinity for fat storage (lipolysis) your muscles will smooth out and give you a blah kind of look. It's worth it if you can swallow your pride and not worry about the aesthetics for a while and just mass-up. For the ectomorphs that have had no bodyfat your entire life, this might be a challenge for you. You won't usually stay shredded, so expect it. This is a steroid for the user who wants to get big and is willing to take some higher risks during the process.
Most people will see results with one 50 mg/day, with 50-150 mg/day being common. Some bodybuilders will intake hundreds and hundreds of milligrams, causing an extreme stress upon the liver (hepatoxicity), definitely something you would not want to do long term.