Arimidex (Anastrozole) Drug Information
Before beginning treatment with Arimidex® (anastrozole), make sure your healthcare provider has information on any other drugs you are taking (including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements), as well as any other medical conditions you have. Although this drug has been shown to be effective at treating breast cancer in postmenopausal women, it is not suitable for everyone.
For instance, Arimidex may not be safe for people who have osteoporosis or who have not yet gone through menopause. Also, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain medical conditions, such as high cholesterol or heart disease.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, Arimidex can cause side effects. Some of the common reactions to this medication include nausea, hot flashes, and headaches.
(Click Arimidex for more information on this drug. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, other potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while taking it.)