A physician’s analysis of Tamoxifen as used in bodybuilding as an anti-estrogen and its side effects and properties. Tamoxifen is mainly used to combat and prevent breast cancer, but is also used off-label in men and women. Bodybuilders use it for its anti-estrogen effects, including to prevent gynecomastia and as part of post cycle therapy. However, this drug can have serious side effects, especially in men with hypercoagulable states or histories (DVTs, pulmonary embolism, or stroke.) In men, this drug should only be used carefully and for a very limited amount of time, and remember it’s not blocking the conversion of androgens to estrogen, just the action of estrogen in some sites. If you are considering taking tamoxifen as an anti-estrogen or have taken it, please watch this video.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
01:35 – TAMOXIFEN HISTORY
02:50 – MECHANISM OF ACTION
03:15 – Increases/decreases estrogen’s effects in different areas: decreases in breast & CNS, increases in liver, blood clotting, & bone
05:08 – MEDICAL USES
07:00 – USE IN BODYBUILDING
09:48 – SIDE EFFECTS
– Side effects listed by the FDA
10:41 – Side effects I see in my practice
13:57 – RATIONALE FOR USE
– Gynecomastia (initial phases / sensation only)
14:28 – Limited use only (1, maybe 2 weeks)
15:12 – Never use in men with hypercoagulable state or history (DVTs, pulmonary embolism, or stroke)
15:29 – Remember you are not blocking aromatization
15:49 – Monitor physically and blood tests during use
16:02 – Can be used in PCT, carefully
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This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.
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