Generic Arimidex Anastrzole 1mg is used for treating breast cancer in women who have been through menopause, including women with disease progression after tamoxifen therapy.
Armidex lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women to slow the growth of certain cancer tumors. It works by inhibiting enzyme aromatase and hereby production of estrogen.
Dosage and direction
Follow all instructions of your doctor about treatment and dosing schedule. Do not take more of this medication than it was administered to you. Take once daily.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a severe liver disease, history of stroke of blood clot, heart disease, circulation problems, or if you have not yet completed menopause. If you have such conditions you may need adjustment of your dose. Your treatment with Armidex may continue for five years. This medication may impair your ability to high concentration of attention and thinking or reactions: be especially careful while driving or operating machinery.
Do not use Armidex in premenopausal women, in pregnant and breastfeeding women, severe kidney disorders, moderate and severe liver diseases, hypersensitivity to Armidex or other components of the drug. Preparations which contain estrogens should not be administered with Armidex as they neutralize its pharmacological effect.
The most frequent side effects include sings of allergy (hives, skin rash, facial swelling and difficulty breathing) together with sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance, sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body, a bone fracture, swollen glands, swelling in your hands or feet. Rare and not so serious adverse reactions may include hot flashes, sore throat, weakness, back pain, bone pain, nausea.