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Is it safe to take arimidex (anastrozole) to boost testosterone levels?

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Dr. Ben Eggleston
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Won't "boost"

Arimidex (anastrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor, it blocks the production of estrogen.
So, it won't boost testosterone (t), but can prevent existing t from being converted to estrogen.

In brief: Won't "boost"

Arimidex (anastrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor, it blocks the production of estrogen.
So, it won't boost testosterone (t), but can prevent existing t from being converted to estrogen.
Dr. Ben Eggleston
Dr. Ben Eggleston
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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Loaded Question

While this is possible in theory, it is an off-label use.
Actually, it is waaaay off label. Since most physicians prefer to maintain their state medical licenses, few will endorse or rx Arimidex (anastrozole) to boost testosterone. If you are diagnosed as being testostone deficient {hypogonadism}, then the standard of care would be testosterone replacement therapy. The diagnosis is straight-forward.

In brief: Loaded Question

While this is possible in theory, it is an off-label use.
Actually, it is waaaay off label. Since most physicians prefer to maintain their state medical licenses, few will endorse or rx Arimidex (anastrozole) to boost testosterone. If you are diagnosed as being testostone deficient {hypogonadism}, then the standard of care would be testosterone replacement therapy. The diagnosis is straight-forward.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Using a chemotheraputic medication for anything other rtthan chemo therapy is not advised.
I would suggest you seek consultation if you need hormaone therapy and to get safe therapy. Arimidex (anastrozole) risk is too high for unwantd effects and is not indicated for this type of therapy.

In brief: No

Using a chemotheraputic medication for anything other rtthan chemo therapy is not advised.
I would suggest you seek consultation if you need hormaone therapy and to get safe therapy. Arimidex (anastrozole) risk is too high for unwantd effects and is not indicated for this type of therapy.
Dr. David Hicks
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