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    Docs on the board a question....

    is it possible for a doctor to prescribe a male arimidex ? i spoke with my doctor about it because of my battle with naturally occuring gyno and he wasn't even sure if he was allowed to prescribe it to males...

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    Bergs are you a doctor?

    Usually they wont give you a script for any purpose other than what is commonly used for a particular med - if so it may be considered experimental and not covered under most plans - besides even if he could, unless its fully covered it would be far too high at the RX

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    bergs was born in 1919, damn he is old.

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    Re: Docs on the board a question....

    Originally posted by Naturally Anabolic
    is it possible for a doctor to prescribe a male arimidex? i spoke with my doctor about it because of my battle with naturally occuring gyno and he wasn't even sure if he was allowed to prescribe it to males...
    The last part of your question is the most telling - your doctor does not appear to even know about the use of Arimidex for treating gyno. If that's the case, you would be better off with a physician who has experience in that area and is comfortable with teh various treatment options (other than surgery, which is generally not necessary for gyno that is acquired as a result of AS use).

    Nonetheless, a physician may write anyone a prescription for anything. But, certain things may trigger a utilization review by insurance companies or even an audit by regulatory authorities. Examples include any doctors who are not oncologists or pain management specialists who write a lot of prescriptions for Oxycontin, as well as doctors treating male patients who write for drugs that are intended for women (like Clomid, Arimidex, or Nolvadex ). Yes, there are instances of male breast cancer, but if a health insurer spots an Arimidex script written for a male patient whose file or office charges are not supported by the ICD-9 diagnostic code for breast cancer, it will raise a red flag.

    In short, all things are possible except squeezing toothpaste back into a tube. But when it comes to getting a prescription for drugs like those mentioned here, I wouldn't hold my breath unless you happen to win the lottery and find a physician who is literate when it comes to AS-related gyno in the first place.
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    P.S. Want to do some research? You can find the prescribing information for - including the "indications" (reasons to prescribe) - both Arimidex and Nolvadex at Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals' professional web site. The links for each product are at the bottom of the screen you'll find at this link.
    Last edited by TNT; 04-09-2002 at 05:16 PM.

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    why would you get kicked out?

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    because he might be doing things that are against the rules

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    lol, Im a dumbass when it gets late, I guess its my bed time

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