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Oxandrolone (By mouth)

Helps you regain weight lost because of severe health conditions (such as surgery, illness, or trauma). Helps your body recover from side effects caused by long-term corticosteroid use. Also treats bone pain caused by osteoporosis. This medicine is an anabolic steroid.

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Brand names include
Oxandrin
Drug classes About this
Endocrine-Metabolic Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Oxandrolone use in adult burn patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis

PURPOSE: This study is a systematic literature review and meta-analysis concerning the use of a testosterone synthetic analog, oxandrolone, and its use in severe adult burns.

Human growth hormone for treating burns and skin graft donor sites

Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. For decades, it could only be obtained by extraction from pituitary glands but more recently it has been produced through genetic engineering and made available for therapy as recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH). The aim of this review was to determine the effects of rhGH when used to treat burns and skin graft donor sites and to determine its safety compared with other treatments.

Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers

We reviewed the evidence about the effect of anabolic steroids (medicines designed to increase muscle mass) for treating people with pressure ulcers.

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Summaries for consumers

Human growth hormone for treating burns and skin graft donor sites

Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. For decades, it could only be obtained by extraction from pituitary glands but more recently it has been produced through genetic engineering and made available for therapy as recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH). The aim of this review was to determine the effects of rhGH when used to treat burns and skin graft donor sites and to determine its safety compared with other treatments.

Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers

We reviewed the evidence about the effect of anabolic steroids (medicines designed to increase muscle mass) for treating people with pressure ulcers.

Therapy for inclusion body myositis

We reviewed the evidence from clinical trials about the effects of drug treatments for inclusion body myositis (IBM). We did not include trials of exercise or management of swallowing difficulties, as these are subjects of other Cochrane reviews.

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