Anadrol-50 (Oxymetholone) is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid that is closely related to methyldihydrotestosterone. It is a DHT with an added 2-hydroxymethylene group, which greatly enhances its anabolic activity. This is a C17-alpha alkylated anabolic steroid. There are a structural change of the hormone at the 17th carbon position and this allows it to be orally ingested.
It carries an high anabolic rating three times greater than testosterone. And, it's androgenic rating is rather low. It has a tendency to be more androgenic than its rating would imply. So, the metabolism of this steroid easily removes the 2-hydroxymethylene group, at least in part, thereby reducing the hormone to methyldihdrotestosterone.
The recommended daily dose of Anadrol-50 in children and adults is 1-5 mg/kg body weight per day. Its usual effective dose is 1-2 mg/kg/day but higher doses may be required and the dose should be individualized.