Anticoagulants: Patients on anticoagulants such as warfarin should be carefully monitored during anabolic steroid therapy as anabolic steroids may increase sensitivity to oral anticoagulants which may require a concomitant reduction in anticoagulant dosage to achieve a desirable prothrombin time (PT). Anticoagulant patients should be monitored regularly during anabolic steroid therapy, particularly during initiation and termination of therapy. Warfarin patients should have INR and PT monitored throughout androgen therapy and warfarin dosages titrated to achieve the desired INR and PT. Such patients should be monitored for occult bleeding.

The original brand name of oxandrolone was Anavar, which was marketed in the United States and the Netherlands . [4] [33] This product was eventually discontinued and replaced in the United States with a new product named Oxandrin, which is the sole remaining brand name for oxandrolone in the United States. [4] [34] Oxandrolone has also been sold under the brand names Antitriol ( Spain ), Anatrophill ( France ), Lipidex ( Brazil ), Lonavar ( Argentina , Australia , Italy ), Protivar, and Vasorome ( Japan ) among others. [4] [27] [33] [35] Additional brand names exist for products that are manufactured for the steroid black market. [4]