Arimidex (Anastrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause. Anastrozole works by lowering the estrogen levels in postmenopausal women which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. This medication is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen.
We currently have the brand from Turkey and the generic from UK. It is available in the strength of 1mg tablets. It may come from other countries around the world.
Common side effects include:
• Changes in the mood, depression;
• Hot flashes;
• Joint pain or stiffness;
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Sore throat, headache, back pain
Serious side effects include:
• Chest pain;
• Coughing up blood;
• Difficulty breathing;
• Leg swelling, cramping, or discoloration;
• Signs of a severe skin reaction
You should not take Arimidex if you are allergic to Anastrazole, if you are breast-feeding a baby, or if you have not yet completed menopause. This medication is not to be used in men or children. Arimidex may not work as well with other estrogen medications such as hormone replacement therapy, estrogen creams, or birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches and vaginal rings. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications.