Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor drug used in bodybuilding as a way to prevent the aroma effect (conversion of testosterone to estrogen) when taking anabolic steroids.
Anastrozole is also sold under the following names: Egistrazol, Anastrozole Kabi, Celana.
Alternative medications: Letrozole, Exemestane (Aromasin).
Effects of Anastrozole
- decreased estrogen levels
- Increased anabolic hormone levels
- Prevention of gynecomastia
- Improve muscle quality (by reducing the action of female hormones)
- Prevention of hypertension
- Decreases estrogen suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis
Dosage and course of taking Anastrozole
In prevention (in bodybuilding): 0.5 mg every other day.
For the treatment of gynecomastia: 1 mg daily until symptoms disappear (then 0.5 mg every other day).
The optimal course of Anastrozole when using steroids:
- When using steroids with a short half-life (testosterone propionate, methandrostenolone): after 10 days of the course, take an analysis for estradiol and take 0.5 mg of anastrozole every other day. Then, after 10 days, do another estradiol test and adjust the dose of anastrozole based on your results.
- When using steroids with long esters (enanthate, sustanon, cypionate): after 3-4 weeks of treatment, test estradiol and take 0.5 mg of anastrozole every other day. Then, after 10 days, do another estradiol test and adjust the dose of anastrozole based on your results.
Anastrozole dosage can also be adjusted based on subjective feelings. If depression, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido are observed during administration, the dose of anastrozole should be reduced.
Anastrozole Side Effects
Excessive doses and abuse of aromatase inhibitors lead to excessive suppression of estrogen production and the following effects:
- Inhibition of muscle growth
- drop in libido
- Increased cholesterol level
- articular pain
- Decreased bone strength
Anastrozole Drug Side Effects:
- Dryness of the mucous membranes of the urogenital region
- hair thinning
- Impaired liver function
- rash, acne
- Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Kidney failure (very rare cases)
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer
Important! Before taking any pharmacological preparation, consult your doctor.