Anastrozolum is a substance that selectively inhibits aromatization. In medicine, Arimidex has been used in the treatment of breast cancer by suspending the activity of the aromatization enzyme, and in bodybuilding, in cycles with the use of highly aromatizing agents.
Thanks to its properties, the level of estrogen is eliminated at the level of 70-80%, which reduces the side effects associated with high levels of estrogen – the accumulation of fat or water.
It should be remembered that the complete elimination of estrogen will be associated with lower increases in the cycle, weaker stimulation of growth hormone production, negatively affect the calcium economy and cholesterol values, and may cause a loss in the amount of synovial fluid, which may result in severe joint pain. .
Side effects while taking Arimidex may include hot flashes and flushing, fatigue, headache, nausea, depression, sleep problems, worsening of cholesterol and liver tests.
Correct dosage of Arimidex is associated with a gradual increase in the dose. The most common practice is 0.25-1 mg every 1-3 days depending on the purpose of taking and the observed effects.
In the case of high doses, the intake of Arimidex should be gradually reduced, as sudden discontinuation of the drug may cause an excessively rapid increase in estrogen production.