AstraZeneca | Arimidex (Medication)
Arimidex/anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. Anastrozole works by lowering estrogen hormone levels to help shrink tumors and slow their growth. Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day, or as directed by your doctor. ...
Serious side effects may occur, such as:mental/mood changes (e. g. , depression), numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, persistent cough, unusual vaginal discharge/burning/itching/odor, unusually stiff muscles, pain/redness/swelling of the arms or legs, vision changes, bone pain, bone fracture, signs of infection (e. g. , fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, body aches and pains, breast swelling/tenderness/pain, headache, dry mouth, scratchy throat, increased cough, dizziness, trouble sleeping, tiredness/weakness, flushing and sweating (hot flashes/hot flushes), vaginal bleeding, hair thinning, and weight change can occur. ...
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:liver disease, high blood pressure, heart disease (such as ischemic heart disease, history of chest pain), brittle bone disease (osteoporosis), blood clots.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle or break the tablets of this medication. ...