About Arimidex

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About Arimidex

Anastrozole is a cancer drug from the drug group of aromatase inhibitors. As such, anastrozole is used in menopausal women for the treatment of breast cancer, the growth of which is promoted by the sex hormone estrogen.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • inhibit hormone-sensitive breast cancer

This is how Anastrozol works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Anastrozole.
Please also read the information on the drug classes aromatase inhibitors, cytostatics, to which the active ingredient anastrozole belongs.

Application of the active substance anastrozole

Anastrozole is a cancer drug from the drug group of aromatase inhibitors. As such, anastrozole is used in menopausal women for the treatment of breast cancer, the growth of which is promoted by the sex hormone estrogen.

After menopause, post-operative anastrozole is also used in women who have a hormone-sensitive breast cancer that is not yet advanced but is penetrating the surrounding tissues.

For the following application areas of Anastrozole , in-depth information is available:

  • breast cancer

Action of Anastrozole

Before menopause, the ovaries are the headquarters of estrogen production by aromatase. There, however, aromatase inhibitors are ineffective and therefore can not suppress estrogen production. But aromatase also occurs in the liver, adrenal gland, adipose tissue cells and breast cancer cells. This aromatase can be blocked by anastrozole. Thus, during and after the menopause, the remaining production of estrogen comes to a standstill.

Potential Arimidex side effects may include:

Arimidex used to treat the following diseases:

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  1. Dolores K. Maurer says:
    2.5 rating

    Arimidex for Osteoporosis; Breast cancer

    I wanted to stop Bonviva’s monthly intake (film-coated tablet) after almost a year. The muscle pain and stomach discomfort as a side effect have aroused great doubt in me on the drug. My doctor suggested I switch to the syringe to protect my stomach. He said the side effects would stop over time and as long as I take Arimidex I should continue with Bonviva. Muscle and limb pain especially in the night, my toes and finger tips as well as the right hand and the chest operated on 10 years ago hurt me. I find no right place to sleep, and often wake up at night. During the day I feel more legs rising at stairs. In a week I get the 3rd syringe and I wonder if I should stop the drug. The drug Arimidex was discontinued after 8 years a month ago, which has led to no improvement, rather the opposite. I rarely take painkillers, with magnesium tablets I find a slight pain relief.

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  2. Evelyn M. Shelton says:
    2.0 rating

    Arimidex for Osteoporosis; Breast cancer

    Take Arimidex for exactly 2 years. After the initial common complaints such as muscle weakness and joint pain, which have clearly improved over time, I’m currently in good shape, almost 20 km cycling every day. To my great astonishment, a few days ago, strong muscle pains at the front of my thighs were used as soon as I walked quickly, climbing stairs or driving a car (and pressing the pedals). The pain is not symmetrical, begins in one leg, becomes almost unbearable, then gradually diminishes and begins in the other. I can not explain this fact and now I’m afraid for the upcoming ski season …

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Joint pain
  3. Gloria J. Gagliardi says:
    3.5 rating

    Arimidex for Pain (acute)

    to date —- virtually no side effects.1x a year now let me measure bone density.Various exercise, calcium —- dairy products. There are also good medicines for bone painThe orthopedist must be involved with Arimidex necessarily in the long-term medication with. Dry skin is annoying — but can also treat. The skin and bone problems get you with age even without AH therapy.Das should not be forgotten. Breast cancer is definitely worse!

    Side effects: Bone pain
  4. Selma C. Hall says:
    5.0 rating

    Arimidex for Pain (acute)

    have very big problems in sex since I take diearimidex and that since 2006 I can not feel the sex anymore when my man wants to penetrate in me then I think I’ll be torn apart so hurts that I do not know if that is normal. I have no feelings anymore. I would like to know if other people have this problem or just the usual side effects. I would be happy to hear from you many dear dankm.f.g. babsi

  5. Beth D. Olsen says:
    4.5 rating

    Arimidex for Overweight

    After a breast cancer surgery followed by radiotherapy, I take since 6 Mon. Arimidex. In this time I have gained 5 kg, I work on it, which proves to be very difficult. Joint pain that affects the whole body is very strong. Hips, shoulder joints, arms, wrists, feet. In a lecture Prof. Dr.med.Josef Beuth, University of Cologne, presented the natural remedy Equizym = mixture of lentil protein, pineapple, papaya and sodium selenite as a complementary medical remedy that can be used in certain anticancer complaints. For 4 weeks I take 3 tablets daily and after 1 week, the joint symptoms improved significantly. But I still can not expect any heavier loads on my body. I think this is an alternative. The heatwaves and sweats that have been affecting me for 4 years are being treated with the drug venlafaxine, but have strengthened again with the use of Arimidex. Hereby you can live. What else do we have for an alternative?

  6. Maia S. Pacheco says:
    1.0 rating

    Arimidex for Overweight

    actually good compatibility, except joint pain and heat flashes

    Side effects: Hot flashes; Joint pain
  7. Doris J. Crowe says:
    4.5 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    March 2006 surgery, 2 years tamoxifen, until the end of March 2o11 3 years Arimidex, side effects occurred after taking Arimidex ein.Knochernschmerzen, my legs are most affected, knees especially, all mucous membranes are affected, oral mucosa and tongue constantly inflamed, dry Vagina, sex only with Vagisan moisturizer possible (you might also have some fun sometimes) Leukoplaki I had already in the mouth, successfully fought with vitamin A, depression with strong mood swings, can not be really funny, but no significant weight gain, for a few months I’ve been on wrists Exeme, Doc says. it would be the Schuppemflechte, went away just a short time by cortisone, but is back, now the left thumb and right inner wrist is affected. 2 months I still take Arimidex, I hope that after weaning, the side effects reduce or completely disappear.

  8. Mary K. Smith says:
    3.5 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    The listed side effects have gradually adjusted and hope that these gradually disappear. The revenue duration has not yet been determined. The standard intake time is probably 5 years. I am grateful for proven relief of the complaints.

  9. Frances M. Bowen says:
    5.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    After the disease 1996/1997 I was treated with Arimidex 1mg and finally had rest. The side effects are very stressful and worsened in the last 2 years, especially the joint u.Muskelbeschwerden. Not to speak of all the other problems. I am now 60 years old, but would like to achieve a better quality of life. My question would be, could not reduce the intake dosage a bit? The natural estrogen level has probably decreased over the years? I would be grateful for any help.

    Side effects: Joint complaints
  10. Deborah E. Clements says:
    4.5 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    After about 3 months, the first signs of skin appeared: large, red, very painful spots (fingernail size 9) I rated it as mosquito bites, but these spots did not disappear, first on the cheek, on the chest and on the back Consultation with the gynecologist I no longer took the tablets.I was hoping for relief, but all the more now came an allergy, which still plagues me today, 10 days after omission of the drug, unbelievable, even the eyes are now affected with inflammation. I tried to help myself, assuming that everything would get better soon, but tomorrow I will go to the family doctor, I never thought I would be so bothered by the skin symptoms, at the same time I found a joint stiffness on both knees walk well, but do not kneel any more, do not tamoxifen (there was a Abrasio necessary), continue to take Arimidex, as it affects my life very much

    Side effects: Skin redness
  11. George K. Clemens says:
    4.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    first three months only fatigue. Thereafter, massive hair loss, I was of the opinion that possibly thyroid is not in order, but investigation was everything o.b. Overnight, pain in the whole body, bones joint fingers in the morning totally stiff, had to put me first under warm water so I could move the fingers at all. AS I HAD EU NURSING HOME; HAVE INTERRUPTED WITH ARIMIDEX; STATED I FEMARA FAMILA: another half year without changes, even my GEDACHNIS and concentration decreased rapidly. My face was swollen in the morning water. Since I did not want to live on like severely disabled people, both of them stopped medication a year ago. my diet completely changed I basically drink no juice, no alcohol, much nettle tea mint tea fresh in the garden, no meat from it fish. and since a year I take \ ‘BERES DROP \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\” Since then, I am again able to withstand high loads, and there is no trace of joint problems.BEREY DROPS have proven all trace elements to strengthen the immune system. Even in USA-Austria, Switzerland and Hungary in any pharmacy without a prescription. Only in Germany not, whether well German pharmacy newspaper convinced of substances, but not as general reputation \ KREBS WUNDER DROP \ Grade CT today got findings that I make twice a year: Find NO METASTASES. In Germany, my doctor told me CT only once in two years, what I can not say here in Hungary, very caring.

  12. Patrick S. Guevara says:
    1.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    Three years ago, had ablation after mamma CA diagnosis, first tamoxifen, for a year Arimidex. In the first weeks the common side effects: hot flashes, muscle aches, muscle cramps, especially WAden muscles. For some weeks I get bruises easily (I have never had), blood count is OK (Leuko 4000, Red 5 million, HB 16, Plt 185,000). After having had micrometastes twice last year, I see no reason to continue taking the tablets as they obviously have no effect but only side effects.

  13. Caroline H. Starr says:
    4.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    Tamoxifen: severe hot flashes, weakness, difficulty concentrating, very severe sleep disturbances, mental disorders Arimidex: increasing bone pain, heat waves bearable, weakness, weakness, very severe sleep disorders, mental disorders, nervous disorders in the hands and feet, swelling ankles in the evening Femara: pronounced bone pain in the entire skeleton; Subsequently, osteoporosis was detected in the advanced stage. Recurrent arthritis in the knees and wrists. No more heat waves, but chills. Weakness and weakness, insomnia, swollen ankles also during the day, pronounced nervous disorders (tingling) in the hands and feet, hair loss, weakness and weakness, irritability, depr. upsets

  14. Mary J. Melendez says:
    4.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    Sweating, sweating, all over the body, often upside down, at night, especially in summer. Terrible … even after 2 years. I’ve arranged \ … clothes always on onion system. Knee-joint problems, which, however, already existed before, now reinforced, joint pain fingers, all by movement but in tolerable conditions. Weight gain, by constant attention, even with weight watchers, (usually) in the \ grip \. Since recent hair loss, dandruff, redness on the forehead along the hairline, face, neck. What should I do best against it? The dermatologist was not much help ….

  15. Carl J. Garza says:
    4.0 rating

    Arimidex for Breast cancer

    I take Arimidex now since November 2010, the side effects that are addressed here, except for a clearing of the hair all nicht.Vielleicht that is also due to the fact that I have lost 12 pounds specifically, three times a week exercise in an institute and some remedies that help me a lot (no medications) that are present: Before breakfast, Aloe vera juice, a cap, diluted with water, then Omega3 capsules, two a day, good for the joints. For breakfast yogurt with fruit, tea , no carbohydrates but Eiweiß.Das sometimes I sleep badly is probably synonymous because I’m already 66.Jahre, because you just stop sleeping like a twenty-year-old.

    Side effects: Hair change