Arimidex by AstraZeneca (generic name Anastrozole) is an aromatase-inhibiting drug approved for treatment of breast cancer after surgery as well as for metastasis in both pre & post-menopausal women.
Arimidex (anastrozole) lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox).
Manufacturer: Astra Zeneca
ARIMIDEX is supplied in 30 tablets/bottle . Please take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
General Tips for taking Arimidex:
Take one tablet at the same time each day
If you forget to take a tablet, take one as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose
Do not take two tablets at once to make up for a missed dose
Always take ARIMIDEX as your doctor prescribes
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Arimidex:
hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Call your doctor at once if you have:
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
a bone fracture;
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
swelling in your hands or feet; or
severe skin reaction
Last updated on : 10 October 2017