Most people do not have any problems while taking Arimidex® (anastrozole). However, this breast cancer medication is not suitable for everyone. For example, some of the dangers of Arimidex include potentially serious side effects. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain.
In most cases, side effects of Arimidex tend to be minor and are generally easy to treat. Some of the most common side effects seen with the medication include but are not limited to:
- Hot flashes
Other potential Arimidex dangers include possible drug interactions and allergic reactions. Also, you may not be able to take this medication if you have not gone through menopause or have osteoporosis.
(For more information on potential dangers of this drug, click Arimidex Side Effects and Arimidex Warnings and Precautions. These articles also discuss what to tell your healthcare provider before using this breast cancer medication and who may not be able to use it safely.)