It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen that body makes.
This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
Athletes and body builders use Anastrozole as a part of their steroid cycle to reduce and prevent symptoms of excess estrogens like gynecomastia and water retention.
Anastrozol comes in boxes, each unit containing 100 pills (1 mg/pill).
Anastrozole 1 mg binds reversibly to the aromatase enzyme through competitive inhibition, it inhibits the conversion of androgens to estrogens in peripheral tissues.
Its main usage through the years was to counter estrogen side-effects. By being a potent and selective non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor Anastrozol lowers serum estradiol concentrations and has no detectable effect on formation of adrenal corticosteroids or aldosterone.
It is presently most potent drug even overcoming the effect of such drugs as Nolvadex and Proviron in combating the estrogen effects. It also has the ability to increase the Testosterone levels.
The active life of Anastrozol is 48 hours.
The usual dosage for male bodybuilders is form 0.5 to 1 mg each day. Some people even report excellent results with only 0.25 mg daily. In some cases the dosage is increased up to 3 mg. For female athletes, a maximum dosage of 1 mg per day is enough to counter estrogenic side effects.
Because Anastrozole has a short active life, dosages are usually taken from two to six times a day at equal intervals.
The usage of Anastrozol in post cycle therapy last usually between 7 and 14 days.
Anastrozol can be stacked with such drugs as Dianabol or Testosterone and in this case gynecomastia and water retention can be effectively blocked.
In combination with Propecia one drug is halting estrogen conversion and the other is blocking 5-alpha reduction and the both drugs side effects are minimized.
The main side effects that can occur while using Anastrozol are: tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness, burning, numbness, tingling sensation, calf or leg pain, swelling, chest pain; confusion; fainting; fever, chills, frequent or painful urination, peeling skin, persistent bone pain, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.
Anastrozole may cause or worsen osteoporosis. It can decrease the density of bones and increase the chance of broken bones and fractures. Talk the doctor if the side effects mention above continues to persist.