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Arimidex 1 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Arimidex Tablet

Arimidex 1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat breast cancer in women who have attained menopause.

Arimidex Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Hot flushes
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weakness

How to use Arimidex 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. Arimidex 1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arimidex Tablet works

Arimidex 1 mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering 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.

Arimidex Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Arimidex 1 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Arimidex 1 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Arimidex 1 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Arimidex 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arimidex 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Arimidex 1 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Arimidex 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arimidex 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Arimidex 1 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Arimidex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Arimidex 1 mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Arimidex 1 mg Tablet
₹245.36/Tablet
Altraz Tablet
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
₹57.86/Tablet
save 76%
₹59.9/Tablet
save 76%
₹21.3/Tablet
save 91%
₹64.02/Tablet
save 74%
Elinal Tablet
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹44.45/Tablet
save 82%

Expert Advice

  • Arimidex 1 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of hormone dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Take it at the same time everyday.
  • It may cause weakness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Nausea may occur on starting treatment with this medicine but should go away with time. If nausea is bothersome, take it after meal.
  • Your doctor may regularly check your Vitamin D level and bone mineral density and suggest supplements, if needed.
  • Do not take Arimidex 1 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Arimidex

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This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
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FAQs

Q. What is Arimidex and what is it used for?

Arimidex contains a medicine called Anastrazole which is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Arimidex?

Take it as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day and the duration depends on your medical problem. Take your tablet at the same time every day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body. You can take it with or without food. Treatment with Arimidex may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.

Q. What if I forget to take Arimidex?

If you forget to take a dose of Arimidex, skip it and take your next dose as usual. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for the forgotten one.

Q. Can I stop taking Arimidex?

Do not stop taking Arimidex without talking to your doctor, even if you start to feel well.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Arimidex?

Most common side effects of using Arimidex are headaches, hot flushes, feeling sick, skin rash, loss of appetite, muscle, and joint pain, and osteoporosis (thinning of bone). If any of these side effects bother you, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Arimidex better than Tamoxifen?

Anastrozole and tamoxifen are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action and so cannot be compared

Q. Does Arimidex increase testosterone?

No, Anastrozole has no known effect on testosterone levels in the body.

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