The medicine name of Arimidex is Anastrozole.
Anastrozole is used to prevent cancer in women after menopause. It is also used to prevent cancer, like breast cancer especially. It is taken by mouth. Anastrozole has estrogen blocking nature.
Arimidex is the drug is appropriately used when using substantial amounts of aromatizing steroids, or when one is prone to gynecomastia and using moderate amounts of such steroids. Arimidex can achieve a high degree of estrogen blockade. It is possible to reduce estrogen too much with Arimidex, and for this reason, tests should be taken after the first week of use to determine if the dosing is correct.
As an aromatase inhibitor, Arimidex’s mechanism of blocking the conversion of aromatizable steroids to estrogen is in contrast to the mechanism of action of anti-estrogens such as Clomiphene, Clomid, or Nolvadex which block estrogen receptors in some tissues and activate estrogen receptors in others. Arimidex is quite expensive, costing approximately $9 per milligram. With moderate doses of testosterone 0.5mg daily is usually sufficient and in some cases may be too much.
Arimidex has a half-life of 40-50hours and can be taken orally. However, it causes some problems like heart diseases, high pressure, nausea, and can harm the baby in pregnancy period.
Dosage Recommendation: 1mg to 7mg per week
Dosage Length: As long as needed