Arimidex (anastrozole) reduces the levels of oestrogen in postmenopausal women, which can slow the development of different kinds of breast tumours which need oestrogen in the body. In postmenopausal women, Arimidex is used to treat breast cancer. This is also used in women who have advanced with cancer, often after taking tamoxifen Arimidex, for non-listed reasons.
When you're pregnant, don't use Arimidex. The unborn baby may be affected. Arimidex may not work well if used together with the oestrogen (for example, hormone replacement therapy, oestrogen tablets, injector pills, injections, skin patches and vaginal rings).). Arimidex does not work. Arimidex can increase your blood clot or stroke risk. When you are suddenly in a slurry or faint (especially on one part of the body), sudden headache, slurred voice, vision or balance issues, you should call your doctor immediately.
If you are anastrozole allergic, breastfeed a daughter, or have not completed menopause, you should not use Arimidex. In men or babies, Arimidex is not used.
Tell your doctor if you have Arimidex to make sure it is safe for you:
History of stroke or blood clot.
Serious liver disease.
Arimidex will decrease your osteoporosis risk and bone mineral density. Before and during anastrozole therapy, the bone mineral density can need to be measured. While a postmenopausal woman is unlikely to become pregnant, anastrozole can injure an unborn child. Do not take the drug if you are pregnant or are probably pregnant. When you have not had menopause, use successful birth control and inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant.
Whether anastrozole enters breast milk or may damage a nursing baby is unknown. When using Arimidex, you do not breastfeed.
Usually Arimidex is taken once daily. In your prescription label, please follow all instructions. This medicine should not be taken more or less than prescribed. This prescription may have to be performed for up to five years. Follow your doctor's guidance. Keep away from humidity and heat at room temperature.
Find emergency medical attention if you have any symptoms of Arimidex's allergic reaction: hives; trouble breathing; eye, ear, tongue, or throat swelling.
Breathing short hood (even with moderate effort),
swelling, the rapid gain of weight.
Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach suffering.
Scratching, exhausted feeling, losing the appetite, fatigue, tone-coloured sheets, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
That is not a complete list of side effects, so there might be other consequences. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor.