Anadrol can be very beneficial for patients who want to stimulate their production of erythropoietin. Moreover, it is also used as treatment for dwarfism and HIV, and helps gain muscle mass through protein synthesis. It also treats patients with allergic swelling conditions, most commonly known as hereditary angioedem. This drug is generally used by athletes who want to pump up their muscles as it increases the count of red blood cells in their bodies, which in turn allows their muscles to inhale more oxygen. This absorption makes your muscles more powerful and helps maintain a high endurance, performance and activity level. The athlete can rely on great power and high strength even after long hours of exercise and so is capable of doing more sets and does not face exertion early. The Androgenic effect regenerates the body and gives the athlete satisfying sensations that enables him or her to workout more and progress more.
The common side effects of oxymetholone include depression, lethargy, headache, swelling, rapid weight gain, priapism , changes in skin color, urination problems, nausea , vomiting , stomach pain (if taken on an empty stomach), loss of appetite, jaundice , breast swelling in men, feeling restless or excited, insomnia , and diarrhea .  In women, side effects also include acne , changes in menstrual periods , deepened voice, hair growth on the chin or chest, male pattern baldness , enlarged clitoris , and changes in sex drive .  Because of its 17α-alkylated structure, oxymetholone is highly hepatotoxic . Long term use of the drug can cause a variety of serious ailments, including hepatitis , liver cancer , and cirrhosis ; therefore periodic liver function tests are recommended for those taking oxymetholone.