Anastrozole is a new anti-estrogen agent, presented in oral form based on the active ingredient Anastrozole. It appeared on the pharmacological market for the first time in 1995. Initially, Anastrozole was used only for medical purposes: they were treated with malignant tumors of the mammary glands with a high content of estrogen receptors. Now the medicine is practically not used. In it is used mainly by bodybuilders and representatives of strength sports. The main goal of Anastrozole is to avoid gynecomastia, fluid retention and a number of other side effects that occur after the completion of a long course of taking powerful anabolic steroids.
Anastrozole has a very pronounced effect: 1 mg of the active substance can reduce the blood estradiol level by 80%. Even so popular today as a drug Tamoxifen, does not have such a powerful effect. However, comparing these two means is not correct, since the principle of their action is completely different.
How to take anastrozole
The drug is not for beginners. Anastrozole tablets are used by experienced athletes after a long course of anabolic steroids in high dosages. In sports, Anastrozole can be administered in two cases: if side effects from steroids occur (primary signs of aromatization, estrogenic effects) 0.25 to 1 milligram of the drug per day is taken; and the use of the drug before the course of steroids as a prophylactic with therapeutic dosages. The duration of the course Anastrozole should not exceed two weeks: this time is enough for the drug to show its properties. In order for the active substance to enter the circulatory system from the gastrointestinal tract more quickly, it is to take it on an empty stomach, drinking plenty of water.
How to take anastrozole athletes? Taking the drug is contraindicated in women. Those changes in the hormonal background that the drug provokes are extremely undesirable for the female body.
Effects of taking Anastrozole
- Significant reduction in the level of flavoring (up to 80% of the original level).
- Strong inhibitory effect.
- Estrogen blocking.
- The rapid action of the drug. The maximum concentration of the active substance in the blood is observed 2 hours after ingestion, which allows you to very quickly suppress the aromatization process.
- Very effective for athletes prone to flavoring.
Side Effects from Anastrozole
With individual intolerance to the active substance, as well as a significant excess of the dosages, the following side effects from Anastrozole are possible: drowsiness, polymorphic erythema, asthenia, various allergic reactions, headache, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, skin rash. Anastrozole can not be used by people who have problems with the cardiovascular system. The drug effectively counteracts estrogenic side effects, but at the same time it blocks the beneficial properties of estrogen (suppression of the production of “good” cholesterol), which can lead to heart problems. Athletes with CVD diseases should consult with a doctor or, in extreme cases, use Tamoxifen in the course.