As for men, there is a risk of hair-loss and acne, but the odds are in your favor. If you lose any hair, it will only happen if you are predisposed to male-pattern baldness. If you’re not predisposed, you will not lose the first hair. As for acne, only those who are extremely sensitive to acne will have a problem; even so, as this is such a mild steroid very few will fall prey. Beyond acne and hair-loss, there is the issue of testosterone suppression. It is a common misconception by many male performance enhancers that Oxandrolone does not suppress testosterone; they are dead wrong. However, it will suppress it far less than most steroids, but even so, some testosterone should be applied in exogenous form. If you supplement with testosterone when supplementing with Anavar, the testosterone suppression will be of no concern.
Anavar is a derivative of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which causes it to be highly Anabolic and only mildly Androgenic, this means Anavar is good for building strength but not muscle mass, it also means Anavar is low in side effects. Steroids that are highly Androgenic such as Dianabol or Testosterone cause more side effects. This is an advantage for athletes such as powerlifters or sprinters who are looking to increase their performance without weight gain. A powerlifter who lifts in a certain weight category would want to get as strong as possible without moving up a weight class for obvious reasons.
Generally speaking 10mg-20mg is a fine dosing to serve any female purpose with 20mg per day being as far as most will want to go. While it is a mild steroid virilization probability can increase a fair amount when this dosing level is surpassed. Most women are highly advised to begin with 10mg per day and often this is all the Anavar they will ever need. If more is needed to achieve the desired result make sure you can handle the lower dose first before increasing it and if you do increase it you should use extreme caution and pay close attention to your body as to ensure virilization does not occur. In most cases 6 weeks of use will prove to be just about perfect with 8 weeks being about as long as most will want to go. If you need or desire more time it is advised you discontinue use for 4-6 weeks before beginning another course.