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FEMISTRA 1 MG TABLET

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Composition for FEMISTRA

Anastrozole(1 mg)

food interaction for FEMISTRA

alcohol interaction for FEMISTRA

pregnancy interaction for FEMISTRA

lactation interaction for FEMISTRA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Femistra 1 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Femistra 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Femistra 1 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FEMISTRA

Anastrozole(1 mg)

Uses

Femistra 1 mg tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

How it works

Femistra 1 mg tablet works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast cancer that need estrogen to grow.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Breast tenderness, Constipation, Depression, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Heartburn, Hot flashes, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Stomach pain, Vaginal bleeding, Vaginal irritation, Vaginal dryness, Weakness, Weight gain

Common Dosage for FEMISTRA 1 MG TABLET

Patients taking FEMISTRA 1 MG TABLET

  • 91%
    Once A Day
  • 9%
    Once A Week

SUBSTITUTES for FEMISTRA

19 Substitutes
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    Rs. 245.36/tablet
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  • ADOVA 1 MG TABLET
    (5 tablets in strip)
    Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 45/tablet
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    Rs. 225
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  • STAZONEX 1 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 53.35/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 533.55
    pay 45% more per tablet
  • ALTRAZ 1 MG TABLET
    (14 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 57.86/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 810
    pay 58% more per tablet
  • ARMOTRAZ 1 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 49.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 495
    pay 35% more per tablet

Expert advice for FEMISTRA

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for FEMISTRA

Anastrozole

Q.Is anastrozole a steroid/hormone?
No. Anastrozole 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

Q.Is anastrozole a chemo drug/considered chemotherapy/chemotoxic?
Yes. Anastrozole 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

Q.Is anastrozole a controlled substance/illegal?
No. Anastrozole 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

Q.Is anastrozole same as Arimidex?
Yes. Arimidex is a trade name for active drug anastrozole

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 anastrozole 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 anastrozole

Q.Does anastrozole increase testosterone?
No. Anastrozole has no known effect in raising testosterone levels

Q.Does anastrozole help gyno?
Anastrozole 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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Content on this page was last updated on 19 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)