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Arimidex Generic (Anastrozole)
Arimidex (anastrozole) is an aromatase
inhibitor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat:
postmenopausal women diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive, early-stage
breast cancer after surgery (or possibly chemotherapy and radiation) to reduce
the risk of cancer coming back.
What Is Arimidex (anastrozole) Used For ?
Anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. Anastrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.
How To Use Arimidex (anastrozole)?
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking anastrozole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day.
use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
How does Arimidex work?
Anastrozole works by reducing the amount of oestrogen made in the body. Some breast cancers are stimulated to grow by the hormone oestrogen. These are known as oestrogen receptor positive or ER+ breast cancers. Anastrozole belongs to a group of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
Benefits of Arimidex
The large ATAC (Arimidex, Tamoxifen Alone or in Combination) trial compared Arimidex to tamoxifen after surgery. The researchers wanted to know how the medicines worked by themselves as well as together to see which combination would be the best treatment for postmenopausal women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Based on the results of this trial, giving Arimidex and tamoxifen at the same time isn't recommended.
The ATAC study found that 5 years of Arimidex is better than 5 years of tamoxifen as the first hormonal therapy for postmenopausal women with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Arimidex is better than tamoxifen for:
increasing the time before cancer comes back in those who experience recurrence.
reducing the risk of cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
reducing the risk of new cancer developing in the other breast.
Research presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed that Arimidex can lower the risk of first-time, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk who haven’t been diagnosed. Arimidex isn’t approved by the FDA for this use, but doctors may consider it a good alternative to other hormonal therapies approved to reduce risk in high-risk women.
The FDA may approve Arimidex to be used to reduce risk in high-risk postmenopausal women who haven’t been diagnosed.
How long do I take Arimidex?
In most cases, you'll take Arimidex for 5 years. Doctors may recommend that some women take it for a longer or shorter period of time.
How much does Arimidex cost?
The cost for Arimidex oral tablet 1 mg is around $556 for a supply of 30 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. A generic version of Arimidex is available, see anastrozole prices.
Does Arimidex cause weight loss?
Studies have shown that weight gain is not increased in women taking tamoxifen or anastrozole, but it is harder to study the effects of these drugs on a woman's ability to lose weight. Regardless of the reasons for weight gain, weight loss requires calorie reduction.
The dose of ARIMIDEX is one 1 mg tablet taken once a day. For patients with advanced breast cancer, ARIMIDEX should be continued until tumor progression. ARIMIDEX can be taken with or without food. For adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the optimal duration of therapy is unknown. In the ATAC trial, ARIMIDEX was administered for five years No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with renal impairment or elderly patients.
ARIMIDEX is indicated for adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer. ARIMIDEX is indicated for the first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
arimidex side effects
· upset stomach,
· loss of appetite,
· body aches and pains (back pain, bone pain, joint pain or stiffness),
· breast swelling/tenderness/pain,
· dry mouth,
· scratchy or sore throat,
· increased cough,
· trouble sleeping (insomnia),
· flushing and sweating (hot flashes/hot flushes),
· vaginal bleeding,
· hair thinning,
· weight changes,
· mood changes,
· problems with your fingers while gripping, or
· numbness, tingling, cold feeling, or weakness in your hand or wrist.