Anadrol (Oxymetholone) is a fairly popular anabolic steroid due to its incredible potency and strength, but it is at the same time known as being quite liver toxic and ‘harsh’ in terms of its side effects and tolerance by individuals. It is often compared with Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) because both of these compounds are fairly similar in terms of how they are used and their effects on the body, but there are some stark differences between the two. This has always been a point of debate among bodybuilders and the anabolic steroid using community. Oxymetholone is the generic chemical name for Anadrol, which is actually the trade name. Anadrol was first mentioned in scientific journals in 1959, and it was not long before Syntex, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, marketed Oxymetholone under the brand name of Anadrol-50. Although Syntex marketed the product, Parke Davix & Co. was responsible for actually manufacturing the drug, but they strangely manufactured it under the name Androyd. It wasn’t long before Anadrol’s use swept the medical field, and was utilized as a medication to fight infections, atrophy from a myriad of causes (geriatric conditions, muscle wasting diseases, etc.). It was actually utilized more commonly to treat the condition of anemia. This was Anadrol’s most popular use, as it is well known for its particular ability to bolster red blood cell, and therefore, hemoglobin production in the body.