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Side Effects Of Anastrozole

Side Effects Of Anastrozole

Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs

Less common

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • cough or hoarseness
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dizziness, severe
  • fever or chills

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.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day.

How long will I have to take anastrozole?

In primary breast cancer, if you take anastrozole as your only hormone therapy you will usually take it for five years. Some people may be recommended to take anastrozole for five years after completing five years of tamoxifen (ten years of hormone therapy in total).

It can also be taken for two to three years following two to three years of tamoxifen (five years of hormone therapy in total).

Precautions

This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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