Tamoxifen – a medical drug, which has chemical base. Because this drug is completely unique, it differs significantly from similar it means. Doctors attributed it to the group of sex hormones. Like any other medical drug tamoxifen in the pharmacies strictly on prescription. Self-administration of tamoxifen may have a negative impact on your health. Before you try Tamoxifen as a self-treatment, without a doctor- be sure to know everything about this treatment.


  • The drug “Tamoxifen” has another name. It is also called “Nolvadex”. Initially, the drug was developed exclusively as treatment for women. It was used for prevention of cancerous diseases. After all, he is able to detect and prevent the development of human cancer, allowing time to diagnose and cure the disease. But after a while, we began to actively use tamoxifen in sports, especially in bodybuilding. The action of this drug is very slow, especially in the early stages of treatment, so it is recommended to be taken with other drugs analogical.


  • As it mentioned above, tamoxifen is actively used in a sport. And there are good reasons for that. The fact that tamoxifen significantly increases testosterone levels in male organism, because this drug is an anti-estrogen. According to statistics, if we compare the initial data of endogenous testosterone in a man, then, if it is to use the drug for twenty mg over ten days, the level of testosterone in his blood to rise by 42%. And if you use it a month and a half, this level can rise even to 83%. This statistic shows that tamoxifen is much more effective than other drugs. This is one of its main advantages.

The benefits of the drug:

  •  Almost immediately after application, the formulation increases the cholesterol level in blood. This significantly reduces the risk of heart disease. As is known, many bodybuilders can suffer such diseases;
  •  Compared with other drugs as tamoxifen estrogen is very light, it does not harm the internal organs, but rather a positive effect on the human body;
  • Tamoxifen is much safer to other drugs. Even his long-term use does not bear any harm to the body.

Disadvantages of the drug:

  1. As with any medical device, tamoxifen has a number of side effects;
  2. Because of its structure, the drug inhibits the growth of IGF in the human body;
  3. Tamoxifen acts very slowly. Its action takes place over many hours. This is especially noticeable at the initial stage of the decision;

Disadvantages also include the fact that many doctors in bodybuilding athletes are advised to take tamoxifen with other drugs. It is often advised to eat with Proviron. After all, this drug is able to burn the excess fat in the body. As you can see, there is clearly indicated another drawback of the drug.

 Like many drugs, tamoxifen also has side effects. Very often, that after taking the drug, many people have observed:

1. An increase in temperature;

2. Partial baldness;

3. Nausea, dry mouth, a significant reduction in erection.

Less commonly manifested symptoms:

1. The rash on the body;

2. Very fast fatigue;

3. Anorexia;

4. Possible temporary constipation.

Tamoxifen for bodybuilding among these side effects there are quite dangerous. For example, physicians are cases where the patient has severe headaches, a significant decrease in visual acuity, dizziness and others. Also, there were times when there were irregularities in the liver and other vital organs for humans. Such cases are very rare, but unfortunately there are. That is why the drug should be taken under strict medical prescription. As you can see, the drug has a very strong side effects, so it is not recommended for people sensitive to its composition.

In bodybuilding, take medication in order to increase muscle mass, increasing their relief. Also to raise the total weight of the body, or vice versa, to decrease. You can purchase it in pharmacies of the city. Sold without prescription. Since it is a rare substance, it may not in all pharmacies. Although its sales and is allowed without a prescription to buy it in this way should not be. Before using it is necessary to consult with your doctor.

At the expense of the drug is nothing impossible to say exactly. For each person, the dose is appointed the doctor individually. The average daily intake of the drug is from ten to forty mg. Use it very easily. Each tablet is swallowed whole and washed down with a cold water. When receiving tamoxifen to thirty milligrams per day, the side effects usually do not occur. Tamoxifen is pretty expensive drug. Its average price in the pharmacy is from one to two dollars per piece. The package contains thirty pieces of tablets. The course of the drug is intended for seven packs. After some mathematical calculations show that one course of the drug would cost an athlete ninety dollars.

Doctors strongly recommend taking the drug in the second week of taking steroids. And to finish in two to three weeks after the steroids. The recommended dose of steroids – ten, twenty mg. Recommended daily dose is such, as soon as the first week of steroids increases estrogen levels. Depending on the human body, the dose may be either smaller or larger. Immediately after the first week of steroids, you can start taking tamoxifen.