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Anastrozole Side Effects Men

Anastrozole Side Effects Men

What Is Arimidex (Anastrazole)?

Arimidex is the brand name of the generic drug anastrazole, used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Arimidex belongs to class of drugs known as nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors, which slow or stop the growth of breast cancers that are stimulated by estrogen by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes after menopause.

If a post-menopausal woman has early stage breast cancer, a doctor may prescribe Arimidex in addition to surgery or radiation therapy.

Arimidex is also used when Soltamox (tamoxifen) stops working for postmenopausal women with late-stage breast cancer.

Doctors may also prescribe Arimidex as a preventive for postmenopausal women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer, or to treat infertility in women with difficulty ovulating.

Arimidex was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 and is manufactured by AstraZeneca.

Recommended Dose

The dose of ARIMIDEX is one 1 mg tablet taken once a day. For patients with advanced breast cancer, ARIMIDEX should be continued until tumor progression. ARIMIDEX can be taken with or without food.

For adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the optimal duration of therapy is unknown. In the ATAC trial, ARIMIDEX was administered for five years.

No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with renal impairment or for elderly patients.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not use anastrozole if you:

  • are allergic to anastrozole or any ingredients of the medication
  • are allergic to any other aromatase inhibitor medications (e.g., letrozole, exemestane)
  • are breast-feeding
  • are pregnant

Uses

Anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. Anastrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.

How to use Anastrozole

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking anastrozole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosage Forms And Strengths

The tablets are white, biconvex, film-coated containing 1 mg of anastrozole. The tablets are impressed on one side with a logo consisting of a letter “A” (upper case) with an arrowhead attached to the foot of the extended right leg of the “A” and on the reverse with the tablet strength marking “Adx 1”.

Storage And Handling

These tablets are supplied in bottles of 30 tablets.

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature, 20-25°C

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