Definitions for "Oxandrolone"
An anabolic (mass-building) steroid.
an oral ANABOLIC STEROID approved by the FDA in 1962 as a general remedy for weight loss in a variety of conditions including CHRONIC infection. Now being studied as treatment for AIDS-related WASTING SYNDROME.
Indications: Anabolic steroid for treatment of AIDS wasting syndrome. Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity, history of breast or prostate cancer, significant hepatic dysfunction, nephrosis, pregnancy. Dosage: 5-10 mg po bid. Toxicity: Edema, hypertension, virilization, glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia, abnormal liver function tests. Pregnancy category X.