Although it is considered a mild steroid, Anavar® side effects are still possible, especially with prolonged use and if it is used in high doses. In the worst cases, these side effects may include liver tumors, liver cysts, and liver failure. It may also negatively affect the user’s cholesterol levels and increase the chances of coronary artery disease. Other less life-threatening side effects include insomnia , diarrhea, appetite loss, vomiting , and nausea. Some people may also experience such side effects as acne , mood swings, hair loss, urination problems, and a decreased sex drive.
The Oxandrolone hormone does not carry any estrogenic related side effects. It does not aromatize and cannot lead to gynecomastia or water retention due to increases in estrogen levels. It further carries no progestin related activity, which again supports no estrogenic related side effects. Due to water retention being impossible with this steroid, this will decrease the risk of high blood pressure. Excess water retention can promote high blood pressure. Some steroids that do not aromatize can lead to high blood pressure, such as Trenbolone , but Anavar is rarely associated with this trait.
However, the Anavar steroid was discontinued by Searle in 1989, due to the bad press brought on by bodybuilders abusing the drug. It was later reintroduced to the world market as Oxandrin in 1995, but it remains a controlled substance under US law. The current manufacturer of oxandrolone holds all the rights to their medicine, and that’s why it is very rare to find oxandrolone today. It’s still called Anavar by most people, and it’s very hard to buy. Even if you do find Anavar for sale, the law of supply and demand inevitably results in a rather exorbitant price for the steroid.