Arimidex® (anastrozole) is a medication licensed to treat breast cancer. If you are prescribed this medication, you may wonder who makes Arimidex.
Brand-name Arimidex is manufactured by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. However, the patent for this medication has expired and generic versions are now available. Like brand-name Arimidex, the generic version is available in just one strength -- Anastrozole 1 mg tablets. It is made by a number of generic manufacturers, including but not limited to:
(Click Arimidex to learn more about who makes this drug, potential side effects, and what to expect during treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Arimidex [package insert]. Wilmington, DE: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP;2009 April.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed July 1, 2010.
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