Features and description of Anastrozole 1 mg Teva
Anastrozole is the active substance in Anastrozole 1 mg Teva. It is an aromatase inhibitor that interferes with the aromatisation process. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens into oestrogen. This process is named after it. Normally this also occurs in the body and does not cause any discomfort.
However, while taking anabolic steroids, androgen levels increase and oestrogen levels increase accordingly. This process can negatively affect a man’s health, which is why it is important to take drugs like Anastrozole 1 mg Teva.
How Anastrozole 1 mg Teva affects the body
The active substance blocks the activity of the enzyme aromatase. As a result, the level of oestrogen in the blood decreases. Why is it useful?
- prevention of gynaecomastia;
- normalisation of blood pressure;
- elimination of oedema (oestrogen retains fluid);
- increase in the level of androgens in the blood and an increase in their effects;
- prevents fat deposition in the abdomen and other problem areas.
Anastrozole 1 mg Teva is only useful with steroids that are prone to aromatisation. Since there are drugs that are not subject to this process, it is not always necessary to take aromatase inhibitors. Be sure to investigate whether the steroid you choose is flavoured. Otherwise, taking Anastrozole 1 mg Teva will have negative consequences.
Oestrogens are necessary for the male body and if their number decreases to critical levels, such negative phenomena develop:
- low libido
- muscle weakness
- joint pain;
- slowing down of anabolic processes;
- mood swings, depression.
To avoid this, it is important to take the drug according to certain rules. It is necessary to choose the correct dosage and complete the course on time.
Features of use
Anastrozole 1 mg Teva can be taken in two schedules. The first one is for prevention. It helps to avoid negative effects caused by estrogens. How to take the medicine in this case:
- dosage – 0.5 mg;
- frequency of intake: every other day (3-4 times a week).
If the negative effects of oestrogen have already started to manifest themselves, e.g. gynaecomastia develops, the dosage should be increased. Then the schedule is as follows:
- dosage – 1 mg;
- take daily until the symptoms of gynaecomastia disappear;
- switch to a prophylactic dose.
Aromatase inhibitors can be taken together with anabolic steroids and for some time after them as post-cycle therapy. This allows you to equalise the level of oestrogen and testosterone. To monitor the hormones, special blood tests are administered. A doctor will help you decipher your results, so be sure to consult with your doctor before you start taking these drugs.
List of references
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