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   Anastrozole

Anastrozole
(oral) (tablet)


Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

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Anastrozole
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Uses
Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet. Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects.
  • Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits.
  • It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You may take this medicine with or without food.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Chest pain. Severe diarrhea. Severe nausea or vomiting. Vaginal bleeding or discharge.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to anastrozole, or if you are pregnant.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose. If you vomit after taking your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Drug Interactions
  • It is unlikely that a postmenopausal woman may become pregnant.
  • But, you should know that using this medicine while you are pregnant could harm your unborn baby.
  • If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away. Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding, or if you have liver disease or bone problems. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
  • Be sure to keep all appointments.

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User Medicine Opinions for Anastrozole
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 62
Location: campbell River, b.c.
Time Taken: 13mos. days

Reason: advanced breast-cancer second time Date: 3 June 2009
Side Effects
Shortness of breath,headaches flu like symtoms,aches and stiffness

Additional Thoughts
I have only been taking this drug for 13 months, so i don't really know how well or not it is doing. But so far my check-ups are fine

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