Arimidex is approved for adjuvant treatment (treatment following surgery with or without radiation) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Arimidex is approved for the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen. Patients with hormone receptor-negative disease and patients who did not previously respond to tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to Arimidex.
Original uses (on-label)
Arimidex is indicated for adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Arimidex is indicated for the first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Arimidex is indicated for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy. Patients with ER-negative disease and patients who did not respond to previous tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to Arimidex.
Potential side effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with anastrozole may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional: back pain, belching, body aches or pain, bone pain, congestion, constipation, decrease in height, diarrhea, dry mouth.
Arimidex is only for postmenopausal women. Arimidex should not be taken if you are pregnant because it may harm your unborn child. Do not take Arimidex if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Based on information from a study in patients with early breast cancer, women with a history of blockages in heart arteries (ischemic heart disease) who take Arimidex may have a slight increase in this type of heart disease compared to similar patients who take tamoxifen. In a clinical study in early breast cancer, some patients taking Arimidex had an increase in cholesterol. Skin reactions, allergic reactions, and changes in blood tests of liver function have also been reported. Arimidex should not be taken with tamoxifen or estrogen-containing therapies.
Using thalidomide together with Anastrozole can increase the risk of dangerous blood clots. The risk is also increased with age, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. You may need to take a blood thinner or undergo more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience potential signs and symptoms of blood clots such as chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, sudden loss of vision, and/or pain, redness or swelling in an arm or leg. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
You may take Arimidex (anastrozole) with or without food.
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Where can I buy Anastrozole without prescription?
Arimidex is a prescription drug that comes in 1 mg pills.
It is available on prescription only as tablets for oral use, but the online pharmacy, will sell Anastrozole without prescription.
You may be able to order Arimidex from them online and save the local pharmacy markup.
Most online pharmacies offer discounted prices when you buy Arimidex in large quantities.
Arimidex is usually taken once per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. You may take Arimidex with or without food.
You may need to keep taking this medication for up to 5 years. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Anastrozole can pass into body fluids (urine, feces, vomit). Caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up a patient's body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Arimidex in Bodybuilding. In athletics and bodybuilding, Arimidex is used as an ancillary compound within anabolic steroid cycles for its estrogen reducing properties, and has the additional benefit of modestly increasing testosterone levels. For the steroid using male athlete, Arimidex shows great potential. Up to this point, drugs like Nolvadex and Clomid have been our weapons against excess estrogen. These drugs, especially in combination, do prove quite effective. But Arimidex appears able to do the job much more efficiently, and with less hassle. Its use is only now catching on, but early reports have been excellent. A single tablet daily, the same dose use clinically, seems to be all one needs for an exceptional effect (some even report excellent results with only 2 tablet daily). When used with strong, readily aromatizing androgens such as Dianabol or Testosterone, gynecomastia and water retention can be effectively blocked.
What is Arimidex?
Arimidex 1 mg is a prescription hormonal treatment that helps fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen in the body. Arimidex is a selective, non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which significantly lowers serum estradiol (estrogen) concentrations, without interfering with the formation of adrenal corticosteroids or aldosterone.
Brands & Classes
Tablets - Oral 1 mg.
The dose of Arimidex is one 1 mg tablet taken once a day. For patients with advanced breast cancer, Arimidex should be continued until tumor progression.