The drug is effectively used in postmenopausal period (or in women after treatment with Nolvadex). Arimidex is contraindicated in patients with moderate and severe hepatic or renal impairment. It is not used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Arimidex in professional sports
Arimidex is a good choice for athletes who use steroids. They also used Nolvadex and Proviron in the fight against estrogen. As it turned out, Arimidex does the same job more efficiently: you can take just one tablet for the most outstanding effect.
Nevertheless, there are some problems with aromatase inhibitors, as well as with any drug. Arimidex effectively reduces the side effects of estrogen, but at the same time blocks the useful properties of estrogen. In particular, it has a suppressive effect on HDL cholesterol concentration (“good” cholesterol). That is why some athletes continue to use Nolvadex (which only blocks estrogen receptors), especially in case of problems with the cardiovascular system. However, if you do not exceed the recommended doses, Arimidex has fewer adverse effects and is quite safe for long-term administration.
In general, most athletes are satisfied with the effectiveness of this drug. Arimidex is especially popular among those who already have the first signs of gynecomastia. Note that Arimidex is always used by athletes who are predisposed to gynecomastia.
Arimidex is actively used in anabolic steroid cycles. It is also popular as prophylactic medication in your weight training. This is one of the most powerful agents used to fight against female hormones in the male body.
Arimidex works differently in the male body. Men should not exceed the recommended dosage in any case. The most effective and harmless dose is ¼ tablet (every two days). The correct dose of the drug will help reduce the activity of the female hormone, but also increase the level of natural testosterone.
Understand some of the benefits of Arimidex:
- Treatment and prevention of gynecomastia;
- Significant estrogen suppression;
- Prevention of hypertension;
- This is the most popular drug for post-cycle recovery period.
Why athletes choose Arimidex?
The popularity of Arimidex has greatly increased in the last years. Today, Arimidex is widely used in post cycle therapy. To enhance the overall effect, you may also combine this medication with HCG.
It should be noted that you should not abuse the drug (one of the most common mistakes in bodybuilding). Athletes often increase the dosages of anti-estrogens to compensate for a poor diet or get rid of symptoms that follow an anabolic steroid cycle (if you do it the wrong way). At the same time, many users forget that a sharp decline in estrogen leads to low sex drive, depression or slow muscle growth. Therefore, it is necessary to take Arimidex with caution, although the treatment shows milder side effects than other anti-estrogen products.
Arimidex Side effects
In most cases, Arimidex is almost safe for the body. Nevertheless, in addition to the positive aspects Arimidex therapy can lead to adverse side effects. These are the most common side effects in postmenopausal women with breast cancer:
- Endocrine system: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, hair thinning;
- Digestive system: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- CNS: drowsiness, headache;
- Dermatological reactions: rash;
Other reactions: fatigue, arthralgia, reduced joint mobility, vaginal bleedings (mainly in patients during the first few weeks of Arimidex therapy).
These are the most feared side effects in athletes:
- Joint pain and stiffness;
- Recurrent attacks of headaches;
- High blood cholesterol levels;
- Rash and swelling;
- Depression, panic attacks;
- Reduced bone density and strength;
- Diarrhea, which is accompanied by nausea and vomiting;
- Less effective muscle growth.
If you have certain cardiac problems, do not take Arimidex. The fact is the drug effectively prevents the side effects of estrogen, but at the same time blocks its useful properties. As a result, there may be some problems with the heart and blood vessels. If you have similar diseases, it is recommended to consult a doctor before you start taking Arimidex tablets.
How to take Arimidex
This high-potency product can be taken in small doses. Arimidex tablets are recommended for experienced athletes after long steroid cycles. Anastrozole is administered in two cases: before starting a steroid cycle (standard therapeutic dose sufficient for prophylaxis), and after the course (if there are any side effects).
The entire treatment should last no more than 14 days. Take the tablets on an empty stomach at any time of the day and drink plenty of water.
The usual dose for good results is 250 mcg once in two days. It is proved that the dose of 0.5 to 1 mg helps reduce the level of estradiol by 50%.
Many athletes with gynecomastia state that Arimidex effectively relieves the symptoms of growth of mammary glands during the course of anabolic steroids.
In case of symptoms of gynecomastia, take the drug at a daily dose of 1 mg (continue taking the drug until the symptoms disappear). Arimidex for prophylactic use should be taken at a dose of 0.5 mg every two days. Prolonged use can lead to undesirable consequences (low libido, depression, nausea and problems with urination). In this case, it is necessary to reduce the dosage or stop the therapy completely.