FAQs ABOUT ANASTRAVAC
Can ANASTRAVAC affect bone health?
Yes. ANASTRAVAC acts by lowering the estrogen levels in the body which is an important hormone to maintain bone health. Due to this the mineral content of the bones decreases and they may become less strong and prone to fracture. Your doctor might ask you to take up several tests to better assess and treat your condition.
Can I stop taking ANASTRAVAC on my own?
No, do not stop taking ANASTRAVAC without the advice of your doctor. However, not taking the medicine for the recommended time may increase the risk of your breast cancer to recur.
Is ANASTRAVAC a form of chemotherapy?
No. ANASTRAVAC acts by decreasing the estrogen levels in the body which is a hormone. This in turn decreases the growth of cancer cells in breasts. ANASTRAVAC is a hormone therapy.
Who should avoid taking ANASTRAVAC?
ANASTRAVAC is not recommended if you still have menstrual periods, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, allergic to ANASTRAVAC. Consult your doctor before taking ANASTRAVAC.
What if I forget to take a dose of ANASTRAVAC?
If you forget to take a dose of ANASTRAVAC just take your next dose as normal. Do not take two doses of ANASTRAVAC at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose.
What are the most common side effects of ANASTRAVAC?
The most common side effects are hot flushes, weakness, pain, stiffness, or inflammation in joints, skin rash, nausea, headache, bones loss, and depression. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
Can alcohol be consumed with ANASTRAVAC?
It is best to avoid or limit alcohol intake when ANASTRAVAC is taken, since alcohol can raise your risk of experiencing side effects from ANASTRAVAC such as hot flashes or joint pain.
Should calcium be taken with ANASTRAVAC?
It is advisable to take calcium and vitamin D supplements while ANASTRAVAC is taken since the medicine may cause bone loss as a side effect which can be monitored by bone mineral density (BMD) test if done every 1 to 2 years.
Is it better to take [GBNKEYWORD] in the morning or at night?
Take ANASTRAVAC as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Is ANASTRAVAC safe to use in children?
ANASTRAVAC is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age due to lack of safety and effectiveness. Generally, breast cancer occurs in older women. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking ANASTRAVAC.