armotraz 1mg tablet is used along with other therapies in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This medicine is also used to treat women whose breast cancer has worsened after tamoxifen therapy.
If a dose of anastrozole dosage Tablet 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.
armotraz 1mg use are used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women, as first line therapy for early, advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Armotraz tablets 1mg are also used as additional treatment for early breast cancer in conjunction with other breast cancer treatment (tamoxifen) or if tamoxifen therapy has not helped prevent progression of the tumour.
- are allergic to anastrozole or any ingredients in Armotraz
- are premenopausal, pregnant or breastfeeding
- have kidney or liver disease
- are taking medicines that interact with Armotraz including: oestrogen containing medication, tamoxifen, another breast cancer drug
Armotraz tablets 1mg contain anastrozole, which is a potent and highly selective inhibitor of aromatase, an enzyme that is involved in the biosynthesis of the female hormone oestrogen.
In premenopausal women the primary source of oestrogen production are the ovaries and it is involved in producing secondary sexual characteristics, such as breast development and in regulating the menstrual cycle.
The most commonly reported when taking anastrozole side effects include:
- hot flushes
- joint pain or stiffness
- skin rash gastrointestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)
- feeling weak (asthenia)
- vaginal dryness and bleeding
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- hair loss
- Pregnancy – anastrozole is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
- Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
- Premenopausal women – This medicine is not recommended for use in premenopausal women with breast cancer.
- Osteoporosis – This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
If you have an allergy to anastrozole or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you have not stopped your period.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.