Brand name – Arimidex
Generic name – Anastrozole
Manufacture – Astra Zaneca
Strength – 1mg
Dosage – Tablet
Composition – Anastrozole
Indication – Breast cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Arimidex 1mg tablet
Arimidex 1mg tablet is a hormone therapy medication that is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Anastrozole is the generic name of this medication and it is a competitive non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. This medication is strictly prescription-based.
In many breast cancers, estrogen stimulates the uncontrollable growth of cancerous cells. Also, aromatase enzymes present mainly in the adrenal glands can convert the androgens to estrogen and this estrogen furthermore influences the cancerous cells. Thus, Arimidex is a non-steroidal inhibitor that competitively binds to the aromatase enzyme and stops the production of estrogen. As a result, it inhibits the growth and spreading of the tumor cells.
Arimidex causes several side effects, which are unwanted symptoms.
- Reduce appetite
- Excessive sleepiness
- Skin rashes
- Generalized weakness
- Hair thinning
The doctor prescribes this medicine hence, it is advisable to follow the prescription. However, patients are advised to follow the prescription which is prescribed by the doctor to see benefits soon. Arimidex 1mg tablet should be taken on an empty stomach and food must be taken before two hours and eaten after one hour.
It is advisable to avoid missing any dose. In case you miss a dose of Arimidex 1mg tablets consult your doctor immediately.
In case of overdose, it is advisable to contact your healthcare provide or doctor and the doctor will provide you with medical attention
Missing or overdosing may impact on your health. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor.
Arimidex 1mg tablets can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to read all related information about the medicine.
The patients should inform the doctor about prescribed and non-prescribed, herbal medications, and vitamin supplements. Arimidex will interact with them and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
Try to avoid consumption of alcohol during the treatment.
Arimidex 1mg tablets should be prescribed to women only who have undergone menopause and cannot conceive.
It is advisable not to operate heavy machinery or drive while undergoing the treatment because the Arimidex tablet gives you dizziness.
Arimidex tablets are not advisable to use for children and adolescents.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions-
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Q1. What is Arimidex?
Ans – Arimidex treats breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Q2. Where to store Arimidex?
Ans – It is recommended to store below 30 degrees temperature and dry place.
Q3. Can I take Arimidex during pregnancy?
Ans – only postmenopausal women are allowed to take this medicine. However, consult with the doctor if you have not undergone menopause and have taken the medicine.
Q4. From where I can buy Arimidex tablets?
Ans – Arimidex can be bought from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q5. How long the treatment will go with Arimidex tablets?
Ans – The doctor will decide the duration depending on the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Q6. What is the strength of Arimidex tablets?
Ans – Arimidex tablets come with 1 mg of strength.
Q7. Can I drive after taking Arimidex 1mg tablets?
Ans – It is advisable to avoid operating heavy machinery and driving after taking Arimidex because this will cause dizziness.
Q8. Can I drink alcohol while taking this medicine?
Ans – it is advisable for you to avoid alcohol during the treatment because interaction with alcohol is still unknown.
Arimidex 1mg tablet can interact with other medicines that are prescribed or non-prescribed and may affect the mechanism. Therefore, if you taking these medicines inform the doctor –
- Grapefruit juice
Arimidex 1mg tablet will interact with some diseases which are liver, kidney, and lung diseases. Also, it is advised, at the beginning inform the doctor about the medical history.
Arimidex 250mg tablet interaction is still unknown with alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol during treatment.
Arimidex: Drug Uses, mechanism available at: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4511/arimidex-oral/details