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Anastrozole Brand Name

Anastrozole Brand Name

Medications containing anastrozole:

anastrozole systemic

  • Brand names: Arimidex
  • Drug class(es): aromatase inhibitors, hormones/antineoplastics

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.

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.

Can I take anastrozole with other drugs?

You should not take other drugs containing oestrogen, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), while you are taking anastrozole as this may interfere with its effectiveness.

It’s a good idea to talk to your specialist or pharmacist if you are taking any other prescribed or over the counter medicines in case they interact with anastrozole. You should also discuss any complementary therapies, herbal remedies or supplements you wish to use before you start them.

Precautions:

Before starting anastrozole treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about health conditions you have including: heart conditions, osteoporosis, and abnormal cholesterol. Anastrozole may cause increased risk for heart disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to weigh the benefit and risks.

Inform your health care professional if you have not had menopause yet (premenopausal).

Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Anastrozole is pregnancy category X (anastrozole may be hazardous to the fetus. Anastrozole is contraindicted in women who are pregnant or may become pregnant).

Anastrozole may enter breast milk. It is unclear what effect this may have on babies. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

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