What Is Armotraz 1mg
anastrozole falls under a category of drugs known as aromatase inhibitor. It is used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It functions by lowering the estradiol concentrations in the blood which slows down the tumor growth and size.
On using Armotraz 1mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as muscle pain, breast pain, diarrhoea, constipation, cough, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty with sleeping, weakness, rapid weight gain, reduced appetite, hives, headache, skin rash, numbness, irregular heartbeat, clouded thoughts, fever, chills, skin ulcers and swelling. Notify your doctor promptly should any of the allergic reaction show and worsen over time.
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained with Armotraz 1mg Tablet, you have any allergy to foods, medicines or substances, you are yet to go through menopause, you are taking any other medications especially those containing estrogen, you have history of liver problems/ heart diseases/ osteoporosis/ high cholesterol.
anastrozole uses to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen . Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor. This means it blocks the enzyme aromatase (found in the body’s muscle, skin, breast and fat), which is used to convert androgens (hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogens. Tumor cells dependent on estrogens grow less when there is no estrogen.
If a dose of anastrozole dosage is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Major & minor for anastrozole effects
- Hot flushes
- Skin rash
- Musculoskeletal (bone
- muscle or joint) pain
- Caution should be exercised in patients with history of moderate or severe liver impairment, excess fat, children.
- Be sure to mention any of the following: medications that contain estrogen such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, and injections); raloxifene (Evista); and tamoxifen (Nolvadex) before starting therapy with anastrozole 1mg.
- It may cause dizziness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while driving this medication.
- Avoid alcohol consumption.
- Do the lab test for menopause if status is doubtful.
- Bone mass density (bone mineral density) test should be conducted at the start of the therapy and at regular intervals thereafter.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.