Oral steroids come in tablet, capsule or liquid suspension forms. Oral steroids have a shorter “half-life” than injectable steroids. A “half-life” basically is how long a steroid stays in your body system. Because of the shorter “half lives” of oral steroids, they only last 3-5 hours per pill. Therefore, oral steroids need to be taken several times throughout the day. For example, you may need to spilt one anadrol pill into 2 or more pieces to take in a same day. This puts immense strain on the liver. What’s more, oral steroids carry side effects that include significant bloating, high blood pressure, and headaches. However, expert steroid users all agree that there is nothing like a powerful oral steroid to promote massive gains in short order. For this reason, many bodybuilders choose oral steroids over their injectable counterparts.