Exemestane – a drug for medicine and bodybuilding

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that reduces estrogen production in the body. This drug is approved in the United States for the treatment of breast cancer.

Application in bodybuilding

In bodybuilding, exemestane is used in a steroid cycle to reduce the aromatizing effect (conversion of testosterone to estrogen) when taking anabolic hormonal drugs. As an alternative to medication, letrozole or anastrozole is sometimes used.

The main advantages of the drug

The use of Exemestane provides an effective solution to the following problems:

  • Prevention of gynecomastia.
  • Decrease in estrogen production (by 97%).
  • Increased level of anabolic hormones.
  • Improved muscle relief.
  • Prevention of hypertension.
  • Reduce estrogen suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis.

Dosage and course of taking Exemestane

For prevention in bodybuilding, you should take 12.5 mg every other day.

To treat gynecomastia: 25 mg daily until symptoms resolve (then 12.5 mg every other day).

Dosage and course of taking Exemestane

Dosage and course of taking Exemestane

Take a course of steroids

When using short half-life steroids (testosterone propionate, methandrostenolone): After 10 days of treatment, test for estradiol and take 12.5 mg of exemestane every other day. Then, after 10 days, repeat the estradiol test and adjust the dose according to the results.

When using steroids with long esters (enanthate, sustanon, cypionate): After 3-4 weeks of treatment, test for estradiol and take 12.5 mg of exemestane every other day. Then, after 10 days, repeat the estradiol test and adjust the dose of the drug according to the results.

As with other aromatase inhibitors, the dose of exemestane can be adjusted based on subjective sensations. If depression, decreased libido and erectile dysfunction are observed when taking the drug, the dose should be reduced.

Side effects of exemestane

Side effects of exemestane

Overdoses and abuse of aromatase inhibitors cause excessive suppression of estrogen production and the following effects:

  • Inhibition of muscle mass growth.
  • Depressions.
  • Decreased libido.
  • Increased cholesterol level.
  • Articular pain.
  • Decreased resistance of bone tissue.
  • Tides.
  • Nausea.
  • Dryness of the mucous membranes of the urogenital region.

It is important!

When using pharmacological agents, it is recommended to consult a doctor.