Clomiphene citrate tablets are available as Virtufen. Virtufen belongs to selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) class of medication. The drug is often used by the anabolic steroid users as a post cycle therapy (PCT) medication. It is used to regain the natural testosterone production, which is reduced due to anabolic steroid use. Bodybuilders use Virtufen due to its strong anti-estrogen properties.
What are Virtufen tablets used for?
Virtufen is used in the post cycle therapy (PCT).
It is used to stimulate the testosterone production in anabolic steroid users.
How do Virtufen tablets act?
Virtufen acts by stimulating the release of gonadotropins. These are the protein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, which triggers the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). An increase in LH levels elevates the total testosterone levels in the body. Thus, Virtufen possesses traits that stimulate testosterone levels, which are suppressed by the use of anabolic steroids.
Available forms of Virtufen
Virtufen is available in the form of tablets.
How to take Virtufen tablets?
Take Virtufen as directed by your doctor. The usual recommended dosage of the drug is 50 to 100 mg. A high dosage higher than 200 mg may increase your risk of side effects. Do not alter the dosage or take the drug for more than recommended duration. The risk of side effects is reduced when Virtufen is stacked with other PCT drugs.
It is necessary to follow the exact dosing schedule in order to obtain best results. In individuals who do not respond to the treatment, Virtufen can also be used in combination with insulin-sensitizing agents to improve the efficacy.
Warnings and precautions with the use of Virtufen tablets
Take the drug as prescribed by the doctor.
Do not take Virtufen medication during pregnancy.
Avoid consuming alcohol or using tobacco products as it may increase the risk of side effects of the drug.
Inform your doctor about all the ongoing medications such as over-the-counter drugs, supplements, or herbal products as they can affect the absorption of the Virtufen medicine.
Do not take the drug if allergic to any of its ingredients.
Avoid taking Virtufen medication for more than 3 treatment cycles as it could increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Do not discontinue the use of Virtufen medication unless told by the doctor.
Bodybuilders who are using continuous anabolic steroids should monitor their testicular volumes.
Females who are taking the drug should also have a check on signs of virilization.
People who are taking the drug should undergo liver function tests and monitor the serum estrogen levels.
Possible side effects of Virtufen tablets
The side effects of Virtufen tablets are:
The following are the less common side effects, which require immediate medical attention:
Sensitivity towards light
Rapid weight gain
Shortness of breath
Overdose and missed dose of Virtufen tablets
In case of an overdose or missed dose of Virtufen, take the next scheduled dose when you remember. In case the timing is close to the next dose, it is advisable to skip the dose. Do not take two doses at the same time. Inform the doctor before taking the drug Virtufen as an overdose or the missed dose may result in complications or may increase the side effects of the drug.
Pregnant women should strictly avoid the use of Virtufen tablets.
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking Virtufen tablets as it may reduce the milk production.