Arimidex Breast Cancer Medicine
Arimidex® (anastrozole) is a drug prescribed to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is specifically designed for postmenopausal women who meet certain criteria, such as those with advanced breast cancer that has not responded to tamoxifen (Nolvadex®, Soltamox®).
As a breast cancer medicine, Arimidex works by decreasing estrogen production. Because many types of breast cancers need estrogen to grow, this medication can help slow down the growth of these cancers.
This drug comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day. Although most people tolerate this product well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Arimidex, the safety precautions for this breast cancer medicine should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking.
Some of the possible side effects of Arimidex include nausea, hot flashes, and headaches. In most cases, reactions to this medicine are mild and easy to treat.
(For more details on this breast cancer medicine, click Arimidex. This article discusses potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, general safety precautions, and more.)