Arimidex (Anastrozole) is an oral medication belonging to the class of aromatase inhibitors. It is primarily prescribed to post-menopausal women for the treatment of hormone-receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Each bottle contains 50 tablets.
Mechanism of Action:
Arimidex works by lowering the estrogen levels in the body. Estrogen can promote the growth of certain types of breast tumor cells. By reducing the amount of estrogen in the body, Arimidex helps slow or reverse the growth of these cells.
Adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that has progressed after treatment with tamoxifen.
Other conditions as determined by a healthcare provider.
Patients who are allergic to anastrozole or any ingredients in Arimidex should not take this medication. It is also not recommended for premenopausal women, pregnant, or breastfeeding women.
Common side effects include:
Rare side effects can also occur. It’s important to speak with a healthcare provider for a comprehensive list and to understand any potential interactions with other medications.
The standard dosage is 1 tablet (1mg) once daily, but patients should follow their doctor’s specific instructions.
Store at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct light.
Patients should not consume Arimidex if pregnant as it can cause birth defects. Regular bone density tests and blood tests may be required while using Arimidex.