Arimidex® (anastrozole) is a medication licensed for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Although it is generally a safe medication, Arimidex does pose certain risks.
This product belongs to a class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced in the body. It's important to note that certain problems can develop in people taking this medication. For example, Arimidex can increase your risk for certain complications, such as osteoporosis, a heart attack, or high cholesterol.
Other safety issues that may be a concern in people using Arimidex include side effects, such as nausea, hot flashes, and fatigue. Also, you may not be able to safely use this medication if you have osteoporosis or have not yet gone through menopause.
(Click Arimidex Side Effects and Arimidex Warnings and Precautions for more safety information. These articles offer detailed drug warnings on things like allergic reactions, serious side effects, and more.)