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Anastrozole 1Mg Tablets

Anastrozole 1Mg Tablets

What is anastrozole?

Anastrozole is a drug used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women (women who have gone through the menopause). Taken as a tablet once a day, it’s a type of hormone therapy (also known as endocrine therapy) and belongs to a group of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.

Anastrozole is the generic (non-branded) name of the drug. You may also hear it called Arimidex, which is its most well-known branded name, but there are a number of other brands of anastrozole that your doctor may prescribe. All brands contain the same dose of the drug.

How does anastrozole work?

Some breast cancers are stimulated to grow by the hormone oestrogen. In women who have been through the menopause, oestrogen is no longer produced by the ovaries. But some oestrogen is still made in body fat using an enzyme (a type of protein) called aromatase. Aromatase inhibitors stop this enzyme from working so there’s less oestrogen in the body.

Arimidex Dosage

Arimidex comes as 1 milligram (mg) tablets and is usually taken once a day for cancer.

If you are a woman taking Arimidex for infertility, your doctor may prescribe 1 mg to 5 mg for up to five days, beginning on the third day of your period.

How is anastrozole taken?

Anastrozole is a tablet (1mg) that you take once a day. It can be taken with or without food.

It’s best to take it at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, you don’t need to take an extra dose the next day as the level of drug in your body will remain high enough from the previous day. If for any reason you want to stop taking anastrozole it’s important that you talk to your specialist first. This is because not taking the drug for the recommended time means you may increase your risk of your breast cancer coming back.

Common side effects of anastrozole

Everyone reacts differently to drugs and some people have more side effects than others. For most people any side effects usually improve within the first few months of starting the treatment. However, if you have persistent side effects, tell your specialist team so they can help you manage these.

Arimidex Interactions

It's always important to share with your doctor and pharmacist all of the medications you are taking.

This includes all of your prescriptions medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies and any illegal or recreational drugs.

You should avoid taking the following drugs with Arimidex:

  • The supplement DHEA (dihydroepiandrosterone)
  • Soltamox (tamoxifen)
  • Any drugs that contain estrogen like birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy medications
  • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

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