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Infertility And Arimidex
Is good to take arimidex while on androgel to prevent potential infertility from TRT? 28 years old and would like to have children in few years
Arimidex, generic anisastrozole, is an aromatase inhibitor used to decrease the conversion of circulating testosterone to estrogen, and estradiol. My knowledge is limited to male patients, but i believe this medication is also used in female patients with certain types of cancers. Increasing estrogen levels can be a problem in testosterone replacement therapy, ...Read more
Experimental: Only studied in pubertal boys for short periods of time. Side effects may include: very elevated testosterone levels, vertebral bone deformities and infertility. As no long term safety studies exist, and the outcome for stature improvement is controversial between some studies with small number of subjects, using aromatase inhibitors is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does arimidex (anastrazole) increase testosterone? And in your opinion what is more effective, Clomid or arimidex in increasing testosterone in a 30 yr. Old male?
A doctor has prescribed 0.5 mg Arimidex 2x/week for low testosterone.E2 is 24 pg/ml and Total T is 199ng/dl. Could it work? On Clomid E2 was 66 pg/ml
Maybe (not): Clomid (clomiphene) is used off-label to stimulate Testosterone production in hypogonadal men who want to maintain fertility (or by infertile men who hope to gain fertility). However, T is also converted into DHT & E2. Stopping conversion sometimes increases T. But it also sometimes diverts conversion to other. That's why Finateride & Dutasteride to inhibit DHT can increase E2 w/side effects. ...Read more
AIs: There are 3 ais - anastrazole (arimidex), Letrozole (femara), and Exemestane (aromasin). All show similar clinical benefits in clinical trials. Some patients will tolerate one better than the others but there is no way to predict which one. Other hormonal therapy options include tamoxifen, toremifene, and Faslodex (an injectible) but none are particularly "more effective" than an ai. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers Estrogen: Arimidex blocks the production of estrogen by the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal glands. It thereby lowers the estrogen level in the body. Some breast cancer cells have estrogen receptors. Estrogen spurs these cells to grow, so lowering the amount of it around "staves" the bad cells of their signal to grow. This causes some cells to peter out and die and other's growth to slow down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: There should not be interactions between cataplex b (vitamin b6 and b12) and arimidex. However, there may be a role for b vitamins in cancer growth. In a nov 18, 2009 jama article, vitamin B12 and folate supplementation increased death from cancer. Some anti-cancer drugs work by blocking folate, part of the b vitamin pathway. I caution oversupplementing with b vitamins if you have had cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took arimidex for 3mo3wks stopped for 10days now. How long will my system take to return to normal?
Arimidex: The half-life is 46.8 hours so roughly round that off to 48 hours for two days. We consider a medication to be out of the person system once five half-lives have elapsed. In your case that would be there in 10 days after stopping the medication. Therefore it should be out of your system at this point. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more
Aromatase: Arimidex, generic anisastrozole, is an aromatase inhibitor used to decrease the conversion of circulating testosterone to estrogen, and estradiol. My knowledge is limited to male patients, but i believe this medication is also used in female patients with certain types of cancers. Increasing estrogen levels can be a problem in testosterone replacement therapy, leading to "man boobs.". ...Read more
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