In either case, both men and women, Anavar can be used for far longer than most oral anabolic steroids due to its low liver toxicity rating and further as it does not appear to taper off in benefit as fast as many other oral anabolic steroids. The majority of Anavar users will supplement for 6-8 weeks but longer durations of 12 weeks are not uncommon, especially during female contest preparation time. Keep in mind, the leaner you are the greater the results will be, meaning, they will be far more pronounced; for this reason most women will choose Anavar during the latter half of their diet to reap the greatest reward.
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.