What is Arimidex (Anastrazole) ?
Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
It is a medication being formed whose work is to prevent the conversion of testosterone to estrogen thus, inhibiting estrogenic disadvantages. It is very famous, effective and useful for bodybuilders in their PCT and steroid cycles. It is a film coated tablet and is a hormonal treatment. ACC to the function it performs it comes under the category of non steroidal aromatase inhibitors. Presence or absence of food doesn’t make any difference in its absorption but for maximum effects it must be taken at se time daily. It has a half life of 50 hours.
Does chemotherapy sessions require anastrazole dosage?
No it is not considered for chemotherapy sessions as it is a hormone therapy. Chemotherapy medication targets and kills cancerous cells and tumors whereas Anastrozole works only by stopping or preventing their growth.
How does it affect blood pressure : Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
Every steroid has a negative impact on blood pressure. Similarly, anastrazole increases blood pressure and causes hypertension. This type of increase in BP is mediated by excess sodium and water reabsorption by the renal mineralocorticoid receptor. Hypertension leads to serious cardiovascular problems such as heart stroke etc..
Disadvantages it may cause: Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
Side effects may start within 24 hours of administration and they are as follows:-
- It reduces density of bones thus may lead to osteoporosis
- It gives rise to hypertension
- Thinning of hair and also hair loss
- Deteriorated memory and concentrating power
- Increased risks of blood clots and heart stroke
- Nausea, vomiting, red flushes and headaches.
- Arthralgia ( joint pain)
- Myalgia (muscle pain)
- Development of gastric pain , constipation etc
- Increases cholesterol level in blood
Contraindications: Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
- Patients hypersensitive towards it.
- Breastfeeding or lactating mothers
- Women who are pregnant
Applications: Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
It is used to cure women who have attained menopause and are susceptible to hormone dependent breast or lobular carcinoma.
As it prevents conversion of testosterone to estrogen, it elevates the level of testosterone in the body which helps men with hypogonadism. Thus it is proven useful in problems like erectile dysfunction
It is also used for the treatment of early puberty
Precautions : Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
Substances like alcohol, beef, grapes, grapefruit juice, corn oil, lemon and limes are found to decrease the efficacy of aromatase inhibitors or increase the level of estrogen in the body thus must be avoided by being taken with anastrazole.
What must be taken during treatment with anastrazole 1mg x 28 Tabs
Best suggested items are food items that contain low fibers , bland foods like white rice, baked chicken etc.
Storage: Arimidex (Anastrazole) 1mg x 28 Tabs
Store it in a tightly closed and labeled container keeping it away from direct sunlight, heat , moisture, children and pets. Do not refrigerate it.