Anastrozole

 

General English name: Anastrozole

Brand: Arimidex

Application: Breast cancer

 

 

Anastrozole Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of anastrozole

Anastrozole drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking anastrozole

Possible side effects of anastrozole

How to store Anastrozole

 

 

 

Anastrozole Drug Information

Medication Information: Treatment options for women with breast cancer include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. Often a combination of two or more of these treatments is used to treat breast cancer. Anastrozole is a hormone therapy. Some breast cancers require the hormone estrogen to grow. The main source of estrogen in women during menopause is provided by the conversion of the sex hormone androgen to estrogen. An enzyme called aromatase is needed to make this change. Anastrozole inhibits this enzyme, thus reducing the amount of estrogen in the body and slowing the growth of cancer cells.

 

Contraindications to the use of anastrozole

• Note the expiration date of the anastrozole drug and do not take it if the expired medicine is out of date.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Anastrozole drug interaction

It may alter the performance of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Anastrozole interacts with the following drugs and should not be used together: estrogens, tamoxifen. If you are currently taking these medicines, talk to your doctor before taking Anastrozole.

 

Tips to consider before taking anastrozole

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking anastrozole:

• If you are not yet menopausal, you should not take anastrozole.

• If you have a decrease in bone density (osteoporosis).

• If you have any liver or kidney problems.

• If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines. It is important that your doctor knows if you are taking a medicine called tamoxifen or any medicine that contains estrogen, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug

 

Possible side effects of anastrozole

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Feeling sick, loss of appetite, weakness, sleep, headache, diarrhea, skin rash, hot flashes, joint pain, vaginal dryness or bleeding, thinning hair, carpal tunnel syndrome

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of anastrozole.

 

How to store Anastrozole

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.v

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