A 52-year-old member asked:
Can arimidex (anastrozole) be used to help stop the bone plates to fuse to early?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yes: Arimidex (anastrozole) (generic called anastrazole) is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme, hence the name. Such inhibition means that there will be less estrogen exposure at the growth plates allowing delayed closure (a process that is estrogen dependent) . Talk with your endocrinology specialist, esp that its use remain off label.
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