In fact, the ratio of agonistic and antagonistic activity is 45/55. Chemically, Tamoxifen is a derivative of triphenylethylene. The drug belongs to the group of sexual hormones. Initially, it was used to treat cancer in women (breast cancer). But, undoubtedly, today Tamoxifen is much more common in the field of sport and bodybuilding in particular.
It’s no secret that most steroids undergo aromatization, that is, they convert into female sex hormones – estrogens. This can lead to a variety of side effects, which can be prevented by the timely administration of Tamoxifen. Unlike other means of this effect, this substance is neither androgenic, nor anabiotic.
Most often, side effects from tamoxifen are associated with its pronounced anti-estrogenic properties. Exceeding the recommended dosages and / or duration of the course can cause hair loss in women or even complete baldness, hot flushes, itching in the perineal region, pain in the bones; In men – fever, dizziness, nausea. As a result of fluid retention, normal functioning of the kidneys may be impaired. Also, sometimes there are bouts of depression, depression and drowsiness. Excessive reception is fraught with increased fatigue, constipation and anorexia. There may be inflammation of the retina, cataracts, partial or complete loss of vision. Tamoxifen is sometimes accompanied by rashes on the skin. Cases of headache, changes in the cornea of the eye, unclear consciousness are recorded. Lesions of the liver are found only in serious diseases of this organ (for example, hepatitis).
Reviews of Tamoxifen
Very often the drug is not expressed by athletes, since Tamoxifen has been used for many years by postmenopausal women, with estrogen-receptor-positive status and breast cancer patients. As for athletes, they note a pronounced anti-estrogenic effect. Despite a wide range of possible side effects, reviews of Tamoxifen indicate that negative reactions are extremely rare.
Female athletes talk about the inability to use the drug during pregnancy. In addition, it can prevent the implantation of the egg in the wall of the uterus. Reviews about Tamoxifen from the athletes of the beginner level are rare, as non-professionals often manage simple solo AAS courses that do not require PCT.