Medicine Overview of Anastra Tablet
Uses of Anastra Tablet
Anastra 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Side effects of Anastra Tablet
Headache, Hot flushes, Nausea, Skin rash, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Osteoporosis, Weakness.
How to use Anastra Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Anastra 1mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Anastra Tablet works
Anastra 1mg tablet lowers the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
In Depth Information on Anastra Tablet
Expert advice for Anastra Tablet
- Do consult your doctor before taking anastrozole, if you are not sure that you have reached menopause (the time in a woman’s life when her menstrual periods stop).
- Use with caution if you have heart disease problems, problem related to blood circulation, severe liver disease, high blood levels of cholesterol, if you have osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones) or low levels of mineral in your bones that affects its strength (low bone mineral density).
- Avoid using amiodarone if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Do contact your doctor immediately if you experience signs of a stroke or serious blood clot- sudden numbness or weakness (particularly on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Special precautions for Anastra 1mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Anastra 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Anastra 1mg Tablet is usafe to use during lactation. Data s+more
uggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable....
Anastra 1mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o+more
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Anastra 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Anastra 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Limited information is available on the use of Anastra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease....
Limited information is available on the use of Anastra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Anastra 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anastra 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Limited information is available on the use of Anastra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease....
Limited information is available on the use of Anastra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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.
Frequently asked questions for Anastra 1mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Anastrozole
No. Anastra is a non-steroidal drug used in the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids. It is not a hormone
Yes. Anastra is a non-steroidal chemo drug. It is used as a part of chemotherapy or with other chemotoxic agents in the treatment of early-stage or advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women
No. Anastra is not a controlled substance and does not have a potential for addiction and abuse. It is not an illegal drug
Q. Is anastrozole better than tamoxifen?
Anastrozole and tamoxifen are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action and so cannot be compared
Yes. Arimidex is a trade name for active drug Anastra
Q. Can I take anastrozole/arimidex with proviron/ glucosamine/ melatonin/ aspirin/ turmeric/ ibuprofen?
Anastrozole (trade name: arimidex) has no known serious interaction with mesterolone (trade name: proviron), glucosamine, melatonin, aspirin, turmeric or ibuprofen. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does Anastra cause weight gain/hair loss/high blood pressure/arthritis/raise cholesterol/ joint pain?
Yes. Increase in body weight, hair loss, high blood pressure, inflammation of joints (arthritis), raised blood levels of cholesterol and joint pain are among the possible side effects of Anastra
Q. Does anastrozole increase testosterone?
No. Anastrozole has no known effect in raising testosterone levels
Anastra has no known effect on breast enlargement in men. ‘Gyno’ is a slang word used commonly among body builders for gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in men).
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