I’m on TRT injections, 150 test crypt/week split dose. My doctor believes my estrogen is creeping up a bit too much based on labs, and wants me to take 1mg a week of Anastrozole and recheck labs in 3 months.
My doctor prescribed that I take a 1mg Anastrozole pill once a week? When I look at the half life of the drug, i’m quite perplexed as the half life is roughly 50 hours. In my mind, it would make more since to take .5mg twice a week.
Anyways, so on my own accord ((unless others argue otherwise)) I want to split my pills in half and take them bi-weekly. Problem is – according to my Pharmacist, they are “film” coated and shouldn’t be split.
Does this not really matter… since its not time released right? What is the purpose of the film coating then? To prevent oxidization of the medicine so its potency does not degrade? Even if its the case – if I split the pill and the second half is taken 3.5 days later… is that really enough to significantly affect the potency of the drug?
If it matters these Anastrozole tables are white, circles, with marking AHI. Here is the specific pill.