Oxyplex(Oxymetholone) is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid hormone that is structurally related to the male hormone testosterone. Synthetic androgens are used to treat a variety of conditions including hypogonadism and delayed puberty. Androgens are also used to correct hereditary angioneurotic edema, manage carcinoma of the breast, promote a positive nitrogen balance following injury or surgery, and stimulate erythropoiesis.
Considerable amounts of androgens are consumed by athletes in attempts to improve athletic performance. Oxyplex is used to promote weight gain and counteract weakness and emaciation resulting from debilitating diseases, such as advanced HIV infection, and after serious infections, burns, trauma, or surgery. It is marketed as a human prescription drug for the treatment of bone marrow failure anemias and deficient red cell production anemias.