Anastrozole is a drug group aromatase inhibitors used in bodybuilding as a means of preventing aromatoznogo effect (conversion of testosterone into estrogens) upon receipt of anabolic steroids.
Alternative medications: Letrozole , Exemestane (Aromasin) .
The effects of Anastrozole
- Reduced estrogen levels
- Increasing the level of anabolic hormones
- Prevention of gynecomastia
- Improved muscle quality (by reducing the action of the female hormone)
- prevention of hypertension
- Reducing estrogen suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicles
Dosage and course of taking
- For the prevention (bodybuilding) : 0.5 mg every other day.
- For the treatment of gynecomastia : 1 mg each day until the disappearance of symptoms (the 0.5 mg every other day).
The best course of drug using steroids:
- When using steroids with short half-life (testosterone propionate, methandrostenolone): after 10 days of the course pass analysis on estradiol and receive 0.5 mg drug a day. Next 10 days again tested for estradiol and adjust based on their results the dosage of preparation.
- If you use steroids with long esters (enanthate, Sustanon, Cypionate): 3-4 weeks course tested for estradiol and take 0.5 mg of drug in a day. Next 10 days again tested for estradiol and adjust based on their results the dosage of anastrozole.
Anastrozole dosage may also be adjusted based on subjective sensations. If there is a reception depression, erectile dysfunction, libido drop, then the dosage should be reduced with anastrozole.
Side effects of anastrozole
Excess dosage of aromatase inhibitors and abuse leads to an excessive estrogen production and the suppression of the following effects:
- muscle growth inhibition
- The fall of libido
- Increased cholesterol levels
- Pain in the joints
- Decreased bone strength
Side effects of the drug Anastrozole:
- Dryness of mucous membranes of the urogenital zone
- hair thinning
- Abnormal liver function
- Rash, acne
- Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Renal impairment (particularly rare cases)
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease