Anastrozole is a hormone treatment used in the treatment of breast cancer.
How it Works
Anastrozole works by blocking or inhibiting the enzyme aromatase. Some breast cancers need the hormone oestrogen to grow. In women who have been through the menopause, the main source of oestrogen is through the change of sex hormones called androgens into oestrogen in the body. And the enzyme aromatase. is needed for this change to happen. when Anastrozole blocks the enzyme aromatase it reduces the amount of oestrogen in your body, which slows the growth of the cancer cells.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Anastrozole may suffer from such side effects; Hair thinning, Vaginal bleeding, Swollen or tender breasts, Hot flushes, Nausea, Skin rash, Changes in weight, Insomnia
The Anastrozole is the drug that is designed especially for women. It is having US brand name as Arimidex and having the brand names as Armotraz, DP-Anastrozole. The manufacturers of this drug are Intas Alkem, Sun, and Astrazeneca. They are usually made in the form of tablets. Each tablet having the strength of 1 mg. It is the drug that having the main application on preventing the breast cancer in the women. It is also used to avoid the diseases occurs in the result of therapy.
The main component of this medication is ANASTROZOLE. It is in powder form that is off white in color. The molecular weight of this substance is 293.4. It is an ethanol, acetone, and methanol free substance. The inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and lactose.
These drugs are having the advantage over the women. The most women are having the disease of deterioration after the treatment of therapy. To avoid this disease you should use the drug. It is used to avoid the diseases related to the pain in the joints and remove the swelling problems.
Dosage and administration
The dosages are usually one tablet of 1 mg daily on the regular basis. You should use the tablet after the heavy food. You should not take this tablet if you are having allergies. It is suggested that you should not drink or eat after 30 minutes of taking this medicine.
The pregnant women should not take this drug. They should consult with the doctors before taking the medicines. Inform the doctors if you have any allergy when using the drugs. It is noted that if you are using other medications you should be directed from the pharmacist since it may cause more side effects.
The medical tests are needed for the treatment of this drug. You should not drink alcohol when you taking the medications. You should not drive any heavy bikes or cars in the traffic road for at least 3 months. You should freely express about your side effects with the doctors. In case of side effects you should stop taking medicine and contact to the pharmacist.
This drug will create side effects like head-ache, rashes in the thigh. This will also create the swelling in the joints of the legs and hands. You may also face some ulcers and vomit when taking the medicines. In case of any emergencies and symptoms you should consult with your doctors to get best advises. Medically the side effects are reduced by adding the drug to the other drugs. You may also have some anxious feeling when using the drugs.
The drug should be stored in the temperature of 30 degrees. It should not be kept in the cold or heat. It should not be reachable to the children. It should be prevented from the sunlight. It is also necessary that it should be kept away from the pets in your home.