Anavar (Oxandrolone) belongs to a group of drugs known as anabolic steroids. These drugs are similar to male hormones made by the body that promotes the growth of muscle tissue. Anavar is a man-made steroid, similar to the naturally occurring steroid testosterone. The original brand name Anavar has been discontinued and replaced in the United States with a new product named Oxandrin, which is the sole remaining brand name for oxandrolone in the United States.
Anavar is used to help people regain weight lost after surgery, severe trauma, or chronic infections. Anavar is also used in people who cannot gain or maintain a healthy weight for unknown medical reasons. In addition, Anavar is also used to decrease muscle loss caused by using steroid medicines, and to reduce bone pain in people with osteoporosis.
Misuse or abuse of an anabolic steroid like Anavar can cause serious side effects such as heart disease (including heart attack), stroke, liver disease, mental/mood problems, abnormal drug-seeking behavior, or improper bone growth (in adolescents). It is strongly advised that people should not increase the dose or use Oxandrolone more often or for longer than prescribed. When an anabolic steroid is misused or abused, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, irritability, tiredness) when a person suddenly stop using the drug. These symptoms may last from weeks to months.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products and other anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), adding a new Warning and updating the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS. The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 placed AAS, including testosterone, in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act. Testosterone and other AAS are abused by adults and adolescents, including athletes and body builders.
Fraudsters Offering Fake Anavar Pills For Sale
A black market for Anabolic steroids is thriving because these products have become very popular among athletes even at sub-competitive or recreational level creating a boom that has produced a population of steroid seeking users including non-sports practicing children.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of anabolic steroids in the market today are fakes. Studies have shown that Anabolic-androgenic steroids have been illegally used in counterfeit drugs to improve the performance of athletes. These has led to the proliferation of adulterated over-the-counter counterfeit drugs and dubious dietary supplements containing traces or toxic levels of unrefined anabolic steroids.
According to the World Health Organization, worldwide sales of counterfeit medicines could top US$ 75 billion this year, a 90% rise in five years, according to an estimate published by the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest in the United States of America (USA). Makers and sellers of fake Anavar use direct mail and websites (often designed to mimic real news and magazine sites) to tout their products’ efficacy against all kinds of ills often accompanied by enthusiastic testimonials from satisfied users, impressive results from clinical studies and ringing endorsements from celebrities or medical specialists — all of them fabricated.
If you’re skeptical, scammers have another enticement — a free, no-risk trial offer. What have you got to lose? Money, and potentially a lot of it. You’ll probably be charged a nominal shipping fee, but that gives the fraudsters your credit card information. They may go ahead and bill you for the full price of the product, or enroll you in a long-term subscription costing hundreds of dollars a year, under terms that are undisclosed or buried deep in the fine print.
These scams can hurt more than your bank account. Fake Anavar supplements and pills, even those described as “natural,” may pose health risks. Some interact harmfully with particular medications or alter their effectiveness. Worse yet, in recent years regulators have discovered that hundreds of supplements are tainted with prescription drugs and other potentially dangerous chemicals.
How to Spot Fake Anavar Vs Real
A consumer, may not have access to most of the test equipment used by regulatory bodies to verify the identity of a drug product but here are simple guidelines that can help identify a fake Anavar products;
Buy Anavar Only From Registered/ Reputable outlets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that there are many rogue online pharmacies that claim to sell prescription medicines at deeply discounted prices, often without requiring a valid prescription. These Internet-based pharmacies often sell unapproved or counterfeit medicines outside the safeguards followed by licensed pharmacies.
These rogue sites often prominently display a Canadian flag, but may actually be operated by criminals from the other side of the globe with no connection to Canada. Medicines bought from these websites can be dangerous and may put your health at risk.
How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA’s BeSafeRx can help you identify and avoid fake online pharmacies.
Signs of a Rogue Online Pharmacy
Beware of online pharmacies that:
- Allow you to buy prescription medicine without a valid prescription from your health care provider.
- Do not have a U.S. state-licensed pharmacist available to answer your questions.
- Offer very low prices that seem too good to be true.
- Send spam or unsolicited email offering cheap medicine.
- Are located outside of the United States or ship worldwide.
These pharmacies often sell medicines that can be dangerous because they may:
- Have too much or too little of the active ingredient you need to treat your disease or condition.
- Not contain the right active ingredient.
- Contain the wrong or other harmful ingredients.
The active ingredient is what makes the medicine effective for the illness or condition it is intended to treat. If a medicine has unknown active ingredients, it could fail to have the intended effect, could have an unexpected interaction with other medicines you are taking, could cause dangerous side effects, or may cause other serious health problems, such as serious allergic reactions.
Check The Anavar Packaging: This is the simplest and the easiest method to check the authenticity of Anavar pill. Check the packaging for details like unusual fonts, print color, and missing logo. Analyze whether it appears the same or different from the one you have used before.
No Breakage in the Seal: An Anavar pill packet or container that comes with a security seal should not be damaged. Look for a crack or breaks in the sealing tape.
Check The Anavar Dosage Form: Look for dissimilarities in physical appearance of the drug like its color, size, uniformity, consistency, shape, etc.
Physical Attributes of the Anavar: As stated by World Health Organization, the common physical attributes that need to be looked out in medicine tablets are;
- Small pieces of tablets, excessive powder at the bottom of the medicine container, or brittle and crumbly capsule spilling powder.
- Cracks in the tablets or capsule.
- The appearance of crystal on the container walls or on the medicine tablets.
- Softening or hardening of the medicines.
- Swelling, spots or discoloration of the tablets or capsule.
Allergies / Unexpected Side Effects from Anavar: Most of the medicines including Anavar have side effects. It is important to consult your doctor before the usage to keep a check on allergies arising from it. If you notice certain unexpected or harmful side effects from your medication, report to your doctor immediately.
Price of Anavar: If the price of an Anavar is suddenly far cheaper than the usual rate, double check the product as there may be a chance that the fake companies wanted to lure customers by providing medicines at much cheaper rates.
Verify Online or SMS: Many countries have unique methods for the verification of the genuineness of pills using authentication code or other online portals to confirm the authenticity of the pills being purchased.
Some people using anabolic steroid like Anavar have developed cysts or tumors of the liver or spleen. These conditions can occur without warning or symptoms and can lead to liver failure, internal bleeding, cancer, or death. Using anabolic steroid medicine may also cause cholesterol (lipid) changes within your blood, which can increase fatty buildup inside your arteries (also called atherosclerosis). This condition can lead to stroke or heart attack.