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TRT Protocol Substitution


#1

In the TRT thread I was wondering if one could make a substitution for the arimidex?
The recommended protocol that KSman wrote up is:

  • 100mg test cypionate or ethanate injected per week with two or more injections per week.
  • 250iu hCG SC EOD [every other day]
  • 1.0mg Arimidex/anastrozole per week in divided doses.

Can I substitute the arimidex with nolvadex?

The reason I ask is because I have 5-6 boxes leftover and I would like to use those up.
If so, any suggestion on the how much a day? Would 10mg -20mg a day be enough?

Thanks


#2

No...they are not the same mechanism of action, at all...the fact that you don't know that indicates you definitely should not be working TRT on your own...


#3

^^^This. Read the stickies again. It also states in them to not mix hCG with SERMS.


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#5

Nolvadex is a SERM [selective estrogen receptor modifier], and SERMs do not decrease estrogens, typically increase estrogens. Adex is an AI [aromatase inhibitor].