Anastrozole falls under a category of drugs known as aromatase inhibitor. It is used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It functions by lowering the estradiol concentrations in the blood which slows down the tumor growth and size.
On using Anastrozole you may experience side effects such as muscle pain, breast pain, diarrhoea, constipation, cough, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty with sleeping, weakness, rapid weight gain, reduced appetite, hives, headache, skin rash, numbness, irregular heartbeat, clouded thoughts, fever, chills, skin ulcers and swelling. Notify your doctor promptly should any of the allergic reaction show and worsen over time.
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained with Anastrozole, you have any allergy to foods, medicines or substances, you are yet to go through menopause, you are taking any other medications especially those containing estrogen, you have history of liver problems/ heart diseases/ osteoporosis/ high cholesterol.
The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your overall medical history, age and current condition. The usual dose in adults diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 mg orally once per day.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Anosam 1mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Anosam 1mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Does this affect kidney function?There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Anastrozole, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Anastrozole as ingredient
Anastrozole lowers the level of estrogen in menopausal women, thereby, reducing the risk of breast cancer. It judiciously blocks aromatase. Aromatase allows estrogen to circulate by converting adrenally-formulated androstenedione to estone. Therefore, its prevention decreases the chances of tumor development.
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