Arimidex. Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions
The active ingredient Anastrozole belongs to the group of aromatase inhibitors and is used to treat postmenopausal women with breast cancer. The effect is based on the inhibition of the aromatase enzyme, which plays an essential role in the formation of estrogens. The inhibition of aromatase inhibits the conversion of androgens into estrogens and thus prevents the growth of hormone-dependent tumor cells.
When Arimidex used
- Breast cancer after menopause (advanced breast cancer, hormone-dependent)
- Early stage breast cancer after menopause (mammary carcinoma, hormone dependent)
- Breast cancer in the early stages after the menopause (breast cancer, hormone-dependent) after previous treatment with another medicine
Dosage of Arimidex
In consultation with your doctor, depending on the stage of treatment, the drug is usually dosed as follows:
- Single dose: 1 tablet
- Total dose: once a day
- Time: at the same time, regardless of the meal
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on dosage.
The total dose should not be exceeded without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
Type of application?
Take the medicine with liquid (e.g. 1 glass of water).
Duration of use?
The duration of use depends on the type of complaint and/or duration of the illness and is therefore only determined by your doctor.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
In general, pay attention to a conscientious dosage, especially for infants, small children and the elderly. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any effects or precautions.
A dosage prescribed by the doctor may deviate from the information on the package leaflet. Therefore, since the doctor adjusts them individually, you should use the medicine according to his instructions.
Contraindications and important information
Contraindications of ARIMIDEX 1 mg film-coated tablets
Describes which illnesses or circumstances speak against the use of the drug, in which age groups the drug should not/may not be used and whether pregnancy and lactation speak against the use of the drug.What speaks against an application?
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
- Children and adolescents under 18 years of age: The medicine must not be used.
- Pregnancy: The drug must not be used.
- Breast-feeding: The drug must not be used.
Important information about ARIMIDEX 1 mg film-coated tablets
Information on the areas of allergies (regarding active ingredients and auxiliary substances), complications with food and luxury goods, as well as other warnings.What should you consider?
- This medicinal product contains substances which, under certain circumstances, can be classified as doping substances. Ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Be careful if you have an intolerance to lactose. If you have to follow a diabetic diet, you should consider the sugar content.
- There may be drugs with which interactions occur. You should therefore generally tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicine you are already using before starting treatment with a new medicine. This also applies to medicines that you buy yourself, use only occasionally or have been using for some time.
Side effects of ARIMIDEX 1 mg film-coated tablets
Side effects are undesirable effects that can occur when the drug is used as intended.What adverse effects may occur?
- hot flash
- skin rash
- joint pain
- joint stiffness
- joint inflammation
- osteoporosis (bone loss)
- Weakness or weakness
- loss of appetite
- Fat metabolism disorder with increased cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- Increased alkaline phosphatase
- Elevated liver values (ALAT, AST)
- Hair loss with baldness (alopecia)
- Allergic hypersensitivity of the skin (allergic dermatitis)
- bone pain
- Muscle aches
- Dry mucosa in the vaginal area
- vaginal bleeding
- Disturbance of sensation and perception (emotional disorder)
- Loss of taste (ageusia)
- Taste disturbance
- Too high a level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia), with or without an increase in a parathyroid hormone (parathyroid hormone)
- Elevated liver values (GGT)
- Increased bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
- liver inflammation
- nettle rash (urticaria)
- Snapping finger (trigger finger)