Arimidex, also known as anastrozole, is a powerful aromatase inhibitor that is used by bodybuilders and athletes to prevent the side effects of increased estrogen levels caused by the use of testosterone esters. By blocking the aromatase enzyme, Arimidex effectively reduces estrogen levels by up to 95% of the baseline level, making it one of the most effective anti-aromatase drugs on the market.
One of the key benefits of using Arimidex is its ability to prevent gynecomastia, a condition where men develop breast tissue due to an imbalance of hormones. It can also help to reduce edema, or water retention, which can cause bloating and a loss of muscle definition.
Arimidex is a highly selective aromatase inhibitor, which means it targets the aromatase enzyme specifically, unlike other drugs like megestrol acetate or aminoglutethimide that have more general effects. This makes it a more targeted and effective option for preventing estrogen-related side effects.
The drug is rapidly and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and reaches its maximum concentration in the blood within 2 hours of ingestion. It is metabolized slowly and has a long elimination half-life of 40-50 hours, which means it can provide long-lasting effects. The majority of the drug is eliminated through the urine, with only small amounts being excreted through the bile.
Overall, Arimidex is an effective and safe option for bodybuilders and athletes looking to prevent the side effects of increased estrogen levels caused by the use of testosterone esters. Its selective and targeted effects make it a superior choice to other anti-aromatase drugs on the market.
- Aromatization: none
- Progestrogenic activity: none.
- Toxicity: high.
- Form of the drug: tablet
- Half-life: 40-50 hours
- Inhibits aromatase
- Reduces side effects of testosterone ester
- Does not affect adrenal steroidogenesis
- Elevated blood pressure: may decrease if aromatizing steroids are used
- Hepatotoxicity: yes
Recommended working doses
Arimidex should be used once a day in0.25-1 mg/day (up to 1 tablet). The effect is fully achieved 10-14 days after starting to take the drug.
It is not recommended to take Arimidex more than 1 tablet a day and for a long time.