General Warning: The decrease in bone mineral density is very common in patients taking this medication. There can be a specific elevation in the total cholesterol level of the body.
What is Anastrozole?The medicine Anastrozole is used in the treatment of breast cancer comes in the strength of 1 mg for oral administration as tablets. It is a selective non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. It significantly lowers serum estradiol concentrations and has no detectable effect on adrenal corticosteroids or aldosterone formation.
Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor class drug used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, in order to treat early breast cancer in women with experienced menopause.
It is also used in women with experienced menopause as a first treatment of breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other body organs.
This drug is also recommended for treating breast cancer in women whose breast cancer has worsened after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex).
- Postmenopausal women with breast cancer having hormone receptor-positive.
- Postmenopausal women with hormone receptors not known or hormone receptor-positive.
- Advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women having ER-negative.
Anastrozole 1 mg tablet side effects:
Some common side effects of anastrozole tablets are discussed below:
- Peripheral edema
- Back pain
- Hot flashes.
Anastrozole is available in tablet form of strength 1 mg. The highly recommended dose of this drug is 1 mg per day, as taking more than this concentration can cause overdose conditions leading to severe fatality. One should take this medicine with or without food.