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.