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How Long Does Oxandrin Take To Work

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...treatment for lipodystrophy.Unfortunately, in a study of testosterone gel (AndroGel), it did not decreasevisceral fat. In fact, visceral fat increased and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic Steroids Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid that is taken by mouth. In a small study, itdecreased visceral fat. But, LDL ("bad") cholesterol went up and HDL ("good")cholesterol went down, along with a small drop in subcutaneous fat....
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oxandrin dosage

Am using oxandrin and depo-testosterone,work out 5 days a week. Would like to know if dose would be more efficient at 3 tabs-breakfaast,2 tabs lunch, and 3 tabs dinner instead 4 tabs breakfast and 4tabs dinner thanks Allan
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Allan,The half life of oxandrin is relatively long and twice per day should be more than sufficient. There is no harm in taking it more often, but it is not Read more »

Why do some docs prescribe steroids freely and others don't?

Hi Dr. HenryI've been HIV poz for 4 years now and healthy on Truvada and Intelence. I have hypogonadism and have been taking testosterone injection 1ml every 10 days. I started a work out program with a personal trainer 4 months ago to help build up...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is little data on long term safety of use of anabolic steroids and concerns about effects on lipids, liver, cardiac and other organ systems including Read more »

Oxandrin to treat lypodystrophy?

I have been Positive for 12 years, current meds are Kaletra, Rescriptor, and Viread. VL undetectable and T cell 500. Having mild body dysmorphia (neck and waist section), to counter these effects my doctor has prescribed Oxandrine. He indicated...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...replication/low CD4 counts. Growth hormone is being studied for use in fat increases in abdomen and neck. The long term safety of oxandrin in this setting is not well described. Some patients do OK with testosterone replacement if they have... Read more »

Oxandrin / HGH / Hep C

I have HIV and Hep C, yet went on the year long treatment with IFN and Ribaviran and maintain an undetectible VL (<135) approx. 14 months after stopping. I am currently on Sustiva and Combivir. Additionally, I have Aetna private ins. I have two...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital not approved for this indication. Detail on access to HGH can be found at and other anabolics may disturb liver function and are rarely associated with cirrhosis of the liver. You've... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Continuing Treatment: Making It Work Long-Term

...resistance -- you must take all of your pills as scheduled and directed. Even missing a dose or two per week could sabotage your long-term success in using these drugs. Your doctor and pharmacist may have practical tips to help improve your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that people are living longer with HIV, it's important to deal with all of your health issues. You might prefer to have a family practitioner or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...and work exercise into your daily activities. Work up to a schedule of at least 20 minutes, at least three times per week as long as you are feeling better. This can lead to significant improvements in your fitness level and you may feel better. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs Read more »
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