Oxymetholone



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Chemical Properties

C21H22O3

17β-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylidene-17α-methyl-3-androstanone
Molar Mass: 32.48g
Boiling Point: 465.9ºC
Melting Point: 172-180ºC

Physical Properties


Solubility: H2O< 0.5mg/mL

Density: 1.169 g/cm^3
White/Light yellow
Solid-crystals
Odorless
Avoid contacts with ferrous metals
Avoid light
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Structure


Percent Composition: C 75.86%, H 9.70%, O 14.44%


Side Effects


Side effects for taking the Oxymetholone steroid include:
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Acne
  • Deep voice
  • Facial hair
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Clitoral Hypertrophy
  • Cirrhosis
  • Estrogenic effects

Background & Uses


Oxymetholone is one of the strongest steroids available and is a prescription drug that you must get from a doctor. It us a synthetic anabolic steroid that is related to the male hormone testosterone. It is basically insoluble in water but is very soluble in ethanol, dioxane, ether, and chloroform. When people first started using Oxymetholone reports of patients developed leukemia, liver cancer, and esophageal cancer following Oxymetholone treatments. Even though there have been reports of these, Oxymetholone is used to treat a variety of conditions including hypogonadism and also delayed puberty. It also corrects hereditary angioneuroedema, manages breast cancer, promotes nitrogen balance after an injury or types of surgery, and also stimulates the making of red blood cells. Oxymetholone is most commonly consumed by athletes that are trying to improve their performance. They take Oxymetholone because it helps weight gain and counteracts weakness from diseases like HIV infections, burns, and also trauma. Oxymetholone is also a treatment for anemia but has so many side effects that they have since discovered new and better ways to treat it.
Oxymetholone had never been produced commercially in the United States but it is available from 14 suppliers but only 8 of them are in the U.S. Oxymetholone is a very expensive drug making the sales to be very low because there are many other steroids that can do what Oxymetholone does to enhance a body. It is estimated that around 44lbs. are sold annually.
Oxymetholone was developed in 1906 by Zoltan and it is a white/yellow color that can be a powder or made into solid tablets. The drug is found mainly in China and is taken by mouth as a pill.

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