anastrozole (Arimidex) (cont.)

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DOSING: The recommended dose of anastrozole is one tablet (1 mg) by mouth once daily.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Anastrozole should not be used with tamoxifen because tamoxifen can reduce anastrozole levels in the body and decrease its therapeutic effects.

Estrogens decrease the effect of anastrozole by increasing estrogen levels in the body.

PREGNANCY: Anastrozole is not recommended for pregnant mothers under any circumstances. Anastrozole may cause fetal harm and terminate pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether anastrozole enters breast milk. It should not be administered to nursing mothers to avoid any harm to the newborn.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of anastrozole are hot flashes, pain, arthritis, headache, increased blood pressure, depression, nausea, vomiting, bone pain, weakened bones, sleeplessness, and rash.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014


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