Arimidex is very popular in bodybuilding, especially well manifested itself in the fight against the emergence of feminization. Note that the use of arimidex is much more effective than the advertised Tamoxifen.
Where is the drug used?
It is used as an auxiliary drug in the main steroid course to prevent the occurrence of some side effects caused by the use of anabolic androgenic steroids.
Arimidex is actively used for clinical purposes in the treatment of malignant diseases, especially breast cancer in women, since it has an antitumor effect.
In addition, arimidex is quite popular in bodybuilding, and often bodybuilders prefer this particular aromatase inhibitor and no other (tamoxifen, for example).
Arimidex first appeared in the Balkan countries, but its popularity in sports was due to American athletes who participated in the research of this drug and proved its high efficiency.
Arimidex is often taken not only on the course of steroids, but also as a prophylactic during the normal training process.
The main value of the drug lies in its ability to treat gynecomastia – a disease that has caused many bodybuilders to stop their careers.
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The spectrum of the main actions of this drug include:
- Treatment and prevention of gynecomastia;
- Improvement of the restorative ability of the body after training;
- Prevention of high blood pressure;
- Increasing the concentration of hormones in the blood with an anabolic effect.
Side effects of Arimidex
Arimidex is a drug that, in one way or another, has not only advantages, but also disadvantages in the form of side effects:
- Pain in the joints and ligaments;
- Increasing the concentration of harmful cholesterol in the blood;
- Depressed mood, depression;
- Fear and panic attacks;
- Weakening of the bone tissue;
- Reduced muscle growth.
If you have noticed the first signs of gynecomastia, you should start taking Arimidex within the daily dosage of 1 mg.
The duration of treatment varies depending on the onset of a positive effect. For the prevention of the disease, when there are no visible signs of gynecomastia, 0.5 mg of the active substance should be taken 1 time in 2 days.
With long-term use of the drug and the absence of any positive results, you should consult with your doctor.
In the event of an allergic reaction indicating an individual intolerance to the active ingredient of the drug, it is necessary to refuse to take Arimidex in order to avoid serious adverse reactions.
In the event of any side effects, indicated above, it is necessary to reduce the dosage of the drug or even refuse to accept it.
What to choose: arimidex or tamoxifen?
It is believed that the main advantage of tamoxifen is its fairly affordable price and high efficiency. Unlike tamoxifen, arimidex has a less potent effect, but it is safer for the body, as it is less toxic to the liver and causes less side effects.
So, it is reasonable to assume that for the prevention of gynecomastia disease it is preferable to use arimidex, and for the treatment of an already existing disease – tamoxifen.
Athletes who are fond of bodybuilding, consider arimidex a very safe drug, but among the minuses point out its high cost.
Bodybuilders from the United States attribute to the disadvantages of the drug such side effects as insomnia and depression.