Arimidex is not a steroid. It is a tablet form anti-aromitase that is used by many body builders to help prevent bloating (edema) and Gynecomastia (bitch tit) associated with the use of testosterone and androgens. It can be used in place of Nolvadex ,Clomid, etc. Bodybuilders are using around .25mg to 1mg per day or .5mg to 1mg every other day and are having good success with it. The FDA approved uses are for the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy. Hypersensitivity to anastrozole are reasons not to use this drug. If you have these problems please inform your doctor. Common side effects are: shortness of breath, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, hat flashes, weakness, cough, dry mouth, skin rash, sweating, abdominal pain and bone pain. Some less common symptoms are vaginal bleeding, weight gain, tiredness, chills, fever, breast pain, and itching. In case of an overdose, it is recommended to contact your poison control center. Anastrozole (Arimidex) is the aromatase inhibitor of choice. The drug is appropriately used when using substantial amounts of aromatizing steroids, or when one is prone to gynecomastia and using moderate amounts of such steroids. Arimidex does not have the side effects of aminoglutethimide (Cytadren) and can achieve a high degree of estrogen blockade, much moreso than Cytadren. It is possible to reduce estrogen too much with Arimidex, and for this reason blood tests, or less preferably salivary tests, should be taken after the first week of use to determine if the dosing is correct. As an aromatase inhibitor, Arimidex's mechanism of action -- blocking conversion of aromatizable steroids to estrogen -- is in contrast to the mechanism of action of anti-estrogens such as clomiphene (Clomid) or tamoxifen (Nolvadex), which block estrogen receptors in some tissues, and activate estrogen receptors in others. During a cycle, if using Arimidex, there is generally no need to use Clomid as well, but (as mentioned in the section on Clomid) there may still be benefits to doing so.With moderate doses of testosterone 0.5 mg/day is usually sufficient and in some cases may be too much.
Anastrozole is an off-white powder that is administered in tablet form More from your Guide below Advertisement
Anastrozole. There is lactose in the Arimidex tablet - if milk products usually give you diarrhea (lactose intolerance), the lactose in the tablet may causing this effect. Take LactaidВ? just before your anastrozole dose.
Anastrozole is used to reduce the amount of circulating estrogen produced by the action of aromatase in post-menopausal women.
This drug can cause harm to the fetus if taken while pregnant.
You may experience some side effects such as flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, skin rash, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and discomfort, swelling of your hands, feet or lower legs, sinusitis, bronchitis, rhinitis, dizziness, moodiness or depression, anemia, an abnormal decrease of white blood cells and general aches and pains. Contact your health care provider if any of these side effects are severe or cause you discomfort.
Most women have little or no nausea, but if nausea is a problem take your anastrozole after eating.
Hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth) may occur when you first start taking anastrozole. It will usually subside as you adjust to the medication. If hot flashes are a problem take your anastrozole at bedtime. If night sweats disturb your sleep, try taking your medicine in the morning.
If fatigue (tiredness and lack of energy) is a problem do not drive a car or operate machinery if you are feeling tired. Avoid alcohol which may make you feel more drowsy.
If diarrhea is a problem avoid high fiber foods such as bran, whole grain breads and cereals, nuts, raw fruits and raw vegetables.
Vaginal dryness may be worsened by anastrozole. If it is a problem try using a water-based vaginal lubricant.
Mild to severe headaches may occur. These can be treated with mild analgesics. Check with your doctor to make sure that any over the counter medication will not interact with other medications that you are taking.
This drug does not cause you to lose your hair, but if hair thinning occurs use a gentle baby shampoo and soft brush. Avoid hair spray, dyes, perms or any other chemicals that may damage your hair.
Arimidex tablets. Each Arimidex tablet contains 1 mg. anastrozole. Anastrozole, brand name Arimidex, comes in packs of 28 tablets and is manufactured by AstraZeneca.
Arimidex, common uses and directions
Arimidex is indicated for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy.
The dose of Arimidex is one 1 mg. tablet taken once a day.
Arimidex is generally well tolerated and the most common adverse effects include asthenia, headache, hot flushes, back pain, dyspnea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, anorexia, bone pain, pharyngitis, dizziness, rash, dry mouth, peripheral edema, pelvic pain, depression, chest pain.
Arimidex is also very popular among atheletes using anabolic steroids. Arimidex is an anti-estrogens to use during a steroid cycle. Commonly athletes use 0.25 mg. to 1 mg. per day or 0.5 mg. to 1 mg. every other day.
Arimidex, being an aromatase inhibitor, prevents gynecomastia and minimizes water retention and has also been proven to increase natural testosterone production.