Anastrozole (Arimidex) 1mg Wockhardt is a non-steroidal oral aromatase inhibiting drug (AI) which is used to control Bloating and Water Retention by athletes and bodybuilders.
Anastrozole falls under a category of drugs known as aromatase inhibitor. It functions by lowering the estradiol concentrations in the blood which slows down the tumor growth and size. Thus, it is used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Anastrozole has been used to treat male adolescents that exhibit excessive Estrogen levels during purberty, resulting in unwanted pubertal gynecomastia. Since, excessive Estrogen levels in adolescent males during puberty can often result in stunted growth due to the fact that Estrogen plays a key role in fusing the growth plates of the bones shut, preventing any further linear growth, and Anastrozole has also been used to treat these conditions as well.
Anastrozole has also been medically used in bodybuilders. It has been utilized to lower Estrogen levels. It blocks production of the aromatase enzyme, thus, prevents estradiol generation at the earliest stages.