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What is Anadrol-50?

Anadrol-50 is the brand name for an anabolic steroid (synthetic male sex hormone) called oxymetholone. It is used to treat certain kinds of anemia that are characterized by a lack of red blood cells due to problems with the bone marrow. The various types of anemia that Anadrol-50 treats include: hypoplastic anemia, aplastic anemia and myelofibrosis. Anadrol-50 works by increasing the body's production of a chemical called erythropoietin, which plays an important role in producing new red blood cells. It is available by prescription only and a generic version is not available.

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