Q: Someone told me to take the drug Femera, instead of Nolvadex, now that I’m on the gear, in order to keep my testosterone cycle from aromatizing and causing bitch tits. What is Femera and why isn’t Nolvadex good anymore? Also, I tried to source this drug and cannot seem to source it anywhere. I’m pretty resourceful and can’t imagine why I can’t find it on the internet.
A: Oh, Nolvadex is still good, don’t misunderstand. Your friend was making a suggestion because Femara (note the spelling difference) is a new anti-estrogen (aromatase inhibitor) with fewer side effects and it’s something you can take for a longer period of time. It’s also a newer generation drug, whereas the Nolvadex brand of Tamoxifen Citrate is an older drug. It’s the same with anti-estrogens as any class of drugs, however. Some work better for some people and some not. It’s that way when you go to take anti-depressants too. Some people do well on the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) Prozac and Zoloft, and some do far better on the older generation tri-cyclic drugs such as Elavil. Chemistry is chemistry and one sort of chemistry interacts better with a portion of the masses than others. Femara (Letrozole) is given to post-menopausal women for the treatment of breast cancer first, these days, whereas Nolvadex is given to younger, pre-menopausal women. This distinction was made a few years ago when Femara was formulated because clinicians noticed that older women responded better to Femara than to Nolvadex, and women who had previously stopped getting results from Nolvadex, had someplace to go from there. In your case, you’re not probably going to notice a difference. I hope all women who take anti-estrogens either alone or with anabolic steroids in preparation for competition on the stage will read this and hear that Femara is NOT a good choice for them. Nolvadex, in terms of its action of preventing the androgens from binding with the aromatizing enzyme, is the only choice for a female bodybuilder under the age of 45. Young women taking Femara run greater risks than with taking Nolvadex, and its propensity for producing a viable climate for osteoporosis is well-documented. But as far as you guys go, you can take either one. The reason you cannot source it, as you may have guessed already, is that you have misspelled it. This often happens when you read about new drugs on the boards online — bodybuilders can be notoriously poor spellers.