What is Letrozole (Femara)?
Letrozole (Femara) is a reversible aromatase inhibitor that is noted as the most potent nonsteroidal AI.
Letrozole is one of the three most commonly used aromatase inhibitors by steroid users to control side effects related to estrogen as a result of the use of aromatizing steroids (the other two common AIs being Arimidex – nonsteroidal, and Aromasin – steroidal).
Letrozole is a drug that will appeal to users of the most popular aromatizing steroids such as Testosterone, Dianabol and countless others where the development of water retention, high blood pressure and gynecomastia are serious concerns.
Letrozole is able to lower your overall estrogen levels because it blocks the aromatase enzyme. This is in contrast to the other popular category of estrogen control drugs for steroids users, SERMs, which only target very specific areas of the body. This allows Letrozole to combat a wider range of estrogenic side effects caused by steroids, with the two main ones being gynecomastia and water retention. This will also help prevent the high blood pressure that can come along when excess water retention is not addressed.
Letrozole is such a powerful AI and so effective at controlling estrogen that some steroid users have reported being able to successfully reverse the effects of gyno when using this drug. Even at very low doses Letrozole is a potent drug so you do not require a lot of it to benefit from its full effects.
- Recommended Male Dosage: 0.5-2.5mg every other day
- Cycle length: This is an optional aromatase inhibitor to be taken during your steroid cycle to combat high estrogen levels. Cycle length depends on the cycle you are taking. If you are taking Letro to help reverse gyno, take 2.5mg every other day until gyno appears to have diminished.
- Recommended Female Dosage: Increased estrogen levels is not anywhere near as great a concern for female steroid users as it is for males. The main reason for using an AI like Letrozole by females would be to mitigate water retention, especially for competitive bodybuilders or physique athletes where this is most important. In fact Letrozole is not recommended as a first choice for females due to its potency in reducing estrogen so much, hence why it is not used medically by females who have not gone through menopause. Females who are determined to use this AI are advised to dose at just 0.5mg every other day and gauge results and effects from there.