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Arimidex. Controlling side effects.

23 August 2011 2 Comments

Arimidex is an anti-aromatize drug used while on anabolic/androgenic steroids to help prevent water retention (edema) and Gynecomastia (bitch tits) build up that is a common side effect of using drugs such as synthetic testosterone and androgenic drugs. Arimidex’s mechanism of action is by blocking the aromatize enzyme, which will block the production of the hormone estrogen.

This drug is also used for the weeks after your cycle while on a post cycle therapy regimen for the same purpose for using it while on the AAS. Arimidex has a half-life of 3 days, so many will administer it everyday (ED) to every other day (EOD). If it is being used everyday most bodybuilders will use .25mg to 1mg, and if used EOD .5mg to 1mg is the recommended dose. This will vary if you are using other anti-estrogens while using the Arimidex, and also the amount you are willing to use due to the cost of the drug.

Femara has very similar characteristics as Arimidex, but some believe that it is more effective at estrogen control. Most users report no water retention what so ever while using this drug, and in some studies it is shown to slightly raise IGF-1 levels, unlike a drug like Nolvadex, which has been shown to decrease them slightly. The normal dose for Femara is 2.5mg ED to every third day during cycle and also during post cycle recovery periods.

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  • adren said:

    Very good at reducing the bloated effects from steroid usage.

  • Clay said:

    I am a 47 year old male in good health. I went on Testosterone (TRT) therapy about three years ago with injections. For some reason my body didn’t absorb every time so I switched to Androgel which worked really good until of late and it didn’t absorb every time so switched to Testim which also worked and also didn’t absorb every time and that is a roller coaster not knowing how you will feel the next day!
    Anyway, I’m on or started the injections recently and doing good with some Androgel as back up just incase I wake to a non-absorbing day. And I have tried everything on locations, times, etc. on this absorbing issue and nobody can figure it out.
    But the real reason for my concern is I seem to be having some sweating then I chill with my back and neck giving almost a hot-flash when my Testosterone level is in the 700’s. I “Think” I have narrowed it down to my Arimidex as when I don’t take my regular daily dose of 0.25mg I don’t have this hot sweat and when I take it I seem to have the hot flash or sweats during that day. It has been going on for a long time as I haven’t been able to put my finger on it. I take my thyroid pill, effexor, and arimidex everyday which I have for a few years and other than my Testosterone that’s all I take.
    I do have issues with my constipation at times but usually keep it in check with Ducolax and other things.
    My weekly Testosterone dose is the typical 100mg or whatever the abriviations are just for your FYI, and the thyroid is very low like 137mg and my Arimidex is Anazolone(spelling) is a 1mg tablet I break into 4 sections and take one section per day.
    Any help on the ABSORPTION or HOT FLASH/SWEATING would be appreciated!

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