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Brutrax 1mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Brutrax 1mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It works by adjusting the level of estrogen and helps in slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Brutrax 1mg Tablet is also used as the first line treatment of advanced breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other areas of the body. It should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of the medicine include headaches, hot flushes, skin rash, loss of appetite, joint pain and osteoporosis (thinning of bone).  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are not gone through menopause and still having menstrual periods, or you have a problem with the liver or kidney. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check for vitamin D level or bone density.

Uses of Brutrax Tablet

Side effects of Brutrax Tablet

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

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

How Brutrax Tablet works

Brutrax 1mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Brutrax 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Brutrax 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Brutrax 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Brutrax 1mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Brutrax 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Brutrax 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Brutrax 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Brutrax 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Brutrax 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Brutrax 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Brutrax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Brutrax 1mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Brutrax 1mg 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 Brutrax 1mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
BREAST CANCER , PET REPORT SAYS INFECTION IN SKELETON.
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Medical Oncology and Hematology
Metastatic breast cancer, send me previous treatment details
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FAQs

Q. Does Brutrax cause weight gain?

Yes, Brutrax may cause weight gain, but it is not very common. There could be other reasons as well which can lead to weight gain such as menopause. However, if you gain weight while taking Brutrax, take low-calorie diet and exercise regularly. Consult your doctor or a nutritionist to help you lose weight.

Q. Does Brutrax cause hair loss?

Yes, Brutrax commonly affects the hair by making them thin which further leads to hair loss. However, it does not occur in everyone. Hair thinning probably occurs due to estrogen lowering effect of Brutrax. These effects are not permanent and may revert after some time. If it concerns you then talk to your doctor for another alternative medicine to avoid damage to hair.

Q. Why do bodybuilders use Brutrax?

Bodybuilders who take anabolic steroids for bodybuilding take Brutrax to reduce the production of estrogen which is a side effect of anabolic steroids. An increase in estrogen levels in bodybuilders may result in high pitched female voice, shrinking of the testicles or penis, and breast enlargement. In order to avoid such characteristics bodybuilders take Brutrax.

Q. Can Brutrax be taken at night?

Brutrax can be taken anytime of the day. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You can take it with or without food. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet.

Q. While on Brutrax how should patients be monitored?

While you are taking Brutrax your doctor will get blood tests done to check blood cell counts and investigate liver and kidney functions. Along with that, the doctor may advise a bone scan if you are at risk for osteoporosis, which may also occur due to Brutrax treatment.

Q. In what situations should I contact my doctor, while taking Brutrax?

You should contact your doctor if you experience any serious adverse reaction. It is important to inform the doctor in case of prolonged or severe nausea or vomiting, extreme weakness, and extreme pain. Along with that, consult your dotor if you have taken more than the recommended dose of Brutrax.

Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Brutrax?

The most important information that you need to be aware of while using Brutrax is that it can cause heart disease. Women who have early breast cancer and have blockage of arteries in the heart may have an increase in symptoms of decreased blood flow to their heart. Seek help if you experience shortness of breath or have a new or worsening chest pain.

Q. Which medicines should not be used with Brutrax?

Brutrax should not be used with tamoxifen as it may lower the effectiveness of Brutrax. The working of Brutrax gets affected by medicines which contain estrogen such as birth control pills, estrogen creams, vaginal rings, and vaginal suppositories.

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