Arimidex 1mg Tablet 28'S

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INTRODUCTION

ARIMIDEX 1MG contains Anastrozole which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-cancer drugs. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer in women who have undergone menopause. Breast cancer refers to the disease in which there is overgrowth of cells in the breast which may go out of control.

Anastrozole helps in the treatment of breast cancer by decreasing the amount of hormone called estrogen by blocking a natural substance (an enzyme) in your body called aromatase. Along with the treatment you might have to undergo some lifestyle changes such as maintaining healthy weight, exercising and quitting alcohol. Prior to the treatment with ARIMIDEX 1MG your doctor might want you to take some diagnostic tests to better evaluate your condition.

Before taking ARIMIDEX 1MG inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disorders and osteoporosis (decreased strength of bones). If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take ARIMIDEX 1MG without the consultation of your doctor. 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.

USES OF ARIMIDEX 1MG

  • treats breast cancer in post-menopausal women

HOW ARIMIDEX 1MG WORKS

ARIMIDEX 1MG effectively helps in the treatment of breast cancer by cutting down the amount of hormone called estrogen. ARIMIDEX 1MG acts on muscles, breast tissue and, fatty tissue where the enzyme aromatase is present. Aromatase helps in the formation of estrogen. ARIMIDEX 1MG stops the production of aromatase hence, decreasing the synthesis of estrogen.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ARIMIDEX 1MG 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.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ARIMIDEX 1MG

COMMON

  • hot flushes
  • feeling weak and sleepy
  • pain or stiffness in your joints
  • inflammation of the joints (arthritis)
  • allergic reaction or skin rash (hypersensitivity)
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache
  • bone loss due to decreased density of bone (osteoporosis)
  • depression
  • vaginal dryness
  • thinning of your hair (hair loss)
  • diarrhoea
  • loss of appetite
  • tingling, pain, coldness, weakness in parts of the hand (carpel tunnel syndrome)
  • tickling, tingling or numbness of skin
  • loss or lack of taste
  • muscle pain

UNCOMMON

  • condition in which your finger or thumb gets stuck in a bent position (trigger finger)
  • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • hives or nettle rash (red, itchy, raised bumps on skin)

RARE

  • inflammation of the small blood vessels causing red or purple colouring of the skin which might be associated with joint, stomach, and kidney pain (Henoch-Schönlein purpura)

Stop taking ARIMIDEX 1MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • bleeding from vagina doesn’t stop after first few weeks of treatment
  • severe skin reaction with ulcers or blisters on the skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
  • allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions with swelling of the throat that may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing (angioedema)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Take this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Muscle pain:

Try to rest and relax. Keep a heat pad on the affected area. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Headache:

Keep yourself relaxed. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead. If the symptom doesn’t improve, contact your doctor.

Loss of appetite:

Eat when you feel hungry. Eat smaller meals frequently than usual. Snack only when you're hungry. Eat a nutritious snack which is rich in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ARIMIDEX 1MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

ARIMIDEX 1MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel weak and sleepy after taking ARIMIDEX 1MG.

KIDNEY

ARIMIDEX 1MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking.

LIVER

ARIMIDEX 1MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking.

ALLERGY

Do not take ARIMIDEX 1MG if you are allergic to Anastrozole.

OTHERS

Before taking ARIMIDEX 1MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have menstrual periods
  • have osteoporosis
  • have lactose intolerance

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug – Drug Interactions:

  • selective estrogen receptor modulators (used to treat breast cancer) Ex. tamoxifen
  • medicines that contain estrogen (used in hormone replacement therapy)
  • LHRH analogue (used to treat breast cancer, gynaecological conditions, and infertility) Ex. gonadorelin, buserelin, goserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin
  • herbal medicines

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of ARIMIDEX 1MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Anastrozole

Pharmacological Category :   Aromatase Inhibitors
Therapeutic Indication :  

Breast cancer in post-menopausal women

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ARIMIDEX 1MG out of reach of children
  • Store away from moisture, at a temperature not above 30°C

FAQs ABOUT ARIMIDEX 1MG

Can ARIMIDEX 1MG affect bone health?

Yes. ARIMIDEX 1MG 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 ARIMIDEX 1MG on my own?

No, do not stop taking ARIMIDEX 1MG 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 ARIMIDEX 1MG a form of chemotherapy?

No. ARIMIDEX 1MG acts by decreasing the estrogen levels in the body which is a hormone. This in turn decreases the growth of cancer cells in breasts. ARIMIDEX 1MG is a hormone therapy.

Who should avoid taking ARIMIDEX 1MG?

ARIMIDEX 1MG is not recommended if you still have menstrual periods, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, allergic to ARIMIDEX 1MG. Consult your doctor before taking ARIMIDEX 1MG.

What if I forget to take a dose of ARIMIDEX 1MG?

If you forget to take a dose of ARIMIDEX 1MG just take your next dose as normal. Do not take two doses of ARIMIDEX 1MG at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose.

What are the most common side effects of ARIMIDEX 1MG?

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 ARIMIDEX 1MG?

It is best to avoid or limit alcohol intake when ARIMIDEX 1MG is taken, since alcohol can raise your risk of experiencing side effects from ARIMIDEX 1MG such as hot flashes or joint pain.

Should calcium be taken with ARIMIDEX 1MG?

It is advisable to take calcium and vitamin D supplements while ARIMIDEX 1MG 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 ARIMIDEX 1MG 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 ARIMIDEX 1MG safe to use in children?

ARIMIDEX 1MG 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 ARIMIDEX 1MG.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Estrogens, Progestins and Contraceptives. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 315.

2. Monica Milani, Gautam Jha, David A. Potter. Anastrozole Use in Early Stage Breast Cancer of Post-Menopausal Women. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. March 2009. [Accessed on 19th April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753667/

3. William R Miller. Aromatase inhibitors: mechanism of action and role in the treatment of breast cancer. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. August 2003. [Accessed on 19th April 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14513432/

4. ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Astra Zeneca. [Revised in September 2020]. [Accessed on 19th April 2022] https://www.arimidex.com/arimidex-faqs/

5. Accord Healthcare Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in April 2021]. [Accessed on 19th April 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6051.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Biopsy
  • Mammogram
  • Estrogen receptor (ER)
  • Progesterone receptor (PR)
  • Bone density test

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Arimidex 1mg Tablet 28'S

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