anastrozole - oral, Arimidex
GENERIC NAME: ANASTROZOLE - ORAL (an-AS-TROE-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Arimidex
USES: This medication is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through "the change of life" (menopause). Anastrozole works by lowering estrogen hormone levels to help shrink tumors and slow their growth.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day, or as directed by your doctor.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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