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Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S

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FORMULAAnastrozole 1 mg
COMPANYAstraZeneca
TYPETablet
About

About

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S belongs to a group of drugs known as Nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors, employed in the treatment of breast cancer in women whose menstrual cycle has ended completely (called menopause) usually between ages of 45 to 55 years. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S can be used to treat the early-stage or advanced stage of breast cancer alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Some hormones can feed cancer cells, allowing the tumor to grow, based on these cancers are labeled as hormone receptor-positive/ negative or hormone-dependent cancer. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S can also be used to treat breast cancer, a gynecomastia in males, and some cases polycystic ovary syndromes. 

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is chemically composed of Anastrozole, an anti-estrogen drug that works by decreasing estrogen levels in the body. It acts on the aromatase enzyme and blocks the conversion of the estrogen hormone. Decreasing levels of this hormone in the body will therefore stop the growth of the tumor cells. 

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is available in form of tablets to be taken through the mouth, preferably with food. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S may be prescribed alone or as an adjunct to be taken usually once a day, doctor’s prescription should be strictly followed. It is generally given to adult /elderly women who are in menopause, its use in pregnancy and breastfeeding is contraindicated. Treatment with Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is usually prolonged and may last up to 5 years to prevent any recurrent tumor. Most common side effects observed with Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hot flushes, appetite loss, etc.

Indications

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S can be used to treat:

  • Treatment of Breast cancer in women (post-menopause)
  • Prevention of Breast cancer in high-risk women (post-menopause)
  • Gynecomastia in males

How Does Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S Work?

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S works by decreasing the estrogen levels in the body. It acts on the aromatase enzyme located in several areas in the human body such as the uterus, breast, bone, blood vessels, fat tissues, etc. The main function of this enzyme is to convert androgens into estrogens, known to feed cancer cells dependent on it. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S by inhibiting aromatase severs the growth potential of cancer cells linked to estrogen. 

How To Use Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is available as oral tablets to be taken orally with or without food. Do not take more than recommended. The dose is usually given as a single tablet (once daily) and the treatment is commonly continued for long periods that may last up to 5 years or as per the patient’s condition. Make sure to complete your treatment till full prescription to avoid recurrence. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is used in women with menopause. For Elderly patients, a tablet per day is prescribed, kidney and liver functions must be considered before prescribing this medicine. 

Available Potency and forms of Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S 

  • Tablet - 1 mg

Dosage

Adult dose

1 mg tablet - once a day (until tumor growth is arrested/ in regression or as prescribed by the doctor)

Pediatric Dose

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is contraindicated in children of all ages

Elderly dose

In general, the dose in these patients matches those of the adults. But consideration must be given to cases of liver impairment or reduced function to avoid harmful effects. In case of severe liver dysfunction, Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S should be avoided or discussed with your doctor.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is generally prescribed to women in menopause which precludes the safety concern of pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S contains Anastrozole in its formulation which is classified as pregnancy category X (it carries a high risk to the fetus in studies conducted on animals and lack of data in pregnant humans). This drug should not be prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers due to severe side effects. Contraception is advised if for some reason it is being used during fertile years. 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S:

  • Allergy to Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S or similar drugs
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Women who still have menses/ of childbearing age
  • Severe liver dysfunction 
  • Osteoporosis

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S

  • Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S must be used with caution if you have a history of drug-related allergies
  • In case of decreased liver function, Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S must not be used due to a high risk of liver complications
  • Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S should be used carefully in compromised kidneys or disease, or as advised by your doctor
  • Alcohol intake should be restricted since Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S can also make you dizzy
  • Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is not considered safe for pregnant and lactating mothers
  • It is beneficial to get blood tests done regularly after starting Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S to check Liver function test and estrogen levels
  • If you have fragile bones or a history of fractures, caution must be advised. There is an increased risk of bone fragility with Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S
  • Cholesterol levels should be checked regularly, there is an increased risk of hypercholesterolemia with Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S
  • Patients with a chronic heart condition should also keep their health in check, to prevent any undesirable event
  • Always provide a complete list of your current drugs to doctor and lab personnel before any procedure
  • Avoid operating any heavy or sharp objects or any other activity requiring mental focus due to potential weakness/dizziness that occurs as a side effect with Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S, few of the interacting drugs are:

  • Estrogen based drugs
  • Tamoxifen 
  • Tibolone (estrogen agonist)
  • Lomitapide 
  • Ivacaftor 
  • Axitinib 
  • Ruxolitinib
  • Cholera vaccine 

Adverse Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Hot flushes 
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue 

Less Common Side Effects

  • Hypersensitivity Reaction 
  • Liver disease (appetite loss, pale skin, discolored stool/urine, weight loss)
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Hair loss
  • Skin rash 
  • Paresthesia of fingers 
  • Visual disturbances 
  • Depression 
  • Mood changes 
  • Vaginal bleeding 
  • Vaginal discharge 
  • Abnormal Liver function tests

How To Deal with Some Side Effects

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea - Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling drowsy - If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches - In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak - If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Flatulence - This can be eased by consuming smaller, more frequent meals that don't trigger your flatulence. Getting a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise has shown great results in combating flatulence. 
  • Skin Rash - Can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. Antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Blurred vision - This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

FAQs

#1. What If I Take Too Much Of Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#2. How Is Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S Supposed to Be Taken?

{{product} is to be ingested orally once daily or as per doctor’s prescription, usually up to several years depending on the response of tumor cells. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is to be taken either with or without food, with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#3. How Does Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S Work?

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is an anti-estrogen drug that works by decreasing estrogen levels in the body. It acts on the aromatase enzyme and blocks the conversion of the estrogen hormone. Decreasing levels of this hormone in the body will therefore stop the growth of the tumor cells. 

#4. Can I Take Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S During My Pregnancy?

No, Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is classified as a category X by FDA meaning there is a risk of several anomalies to the fetus in studies conducted on animals. Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is generally prescribed to women who are at menopause.

#5. Can I Take Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S During Breastfeeding?

No, Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S should be avoided due to a risk of harmful effects to the baby

#6. What If I Forget to Take Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, an alarm, pill organizers, or a mobile phone application can be used to remind patients to take Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S at the proper time. If the patient misses a dose of Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then patients should skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#7. Can I Consume Alcohol With Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy, thus if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment. 

#8. Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery or handling sharps.

#9. Can I Take Painkillers With Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

Yes, painkillers can be taken along with this medication. Discuss the safest painkiller for you with your doctor. You may get muscular pains and bone tenderness, make sure to discuss with your doctor

#10. How To Store Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S?

Arimidex 1mg Tablet 14 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture as that tends to damage certain drugs.

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