Anastrozole 1mg (10 pills)

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Anastrozole 1mg (10 pills).

Anastrozole 1mg is a selective aromatase inhibitor. Anastrozole in bodybuilding is used absolutely at any level, both in the first year, and hormone replacement therapy. This drug is needed to suppress the process of aromatization – the conversion of male hormones into female hormones.

 

Adverse effects of Anastrozole 1mg

As with any other drug or drug, anastrozole has a number of possible side effects. First of all, this is an excessive suppression of aromatization. The male body still needs a small amount of female hormones, and an overdose of anastrozole can lead to their complete absence (zero levels of estradiol). That is why observe adequate and recommended dosages of Anastrozole.
Analogues of anastrozole

Quite often you can hear about the format comparisons: “Anastrozole 1mg or tamoxifen“, “anastrozole or proviron”, etc. In practice, such parallels are not entirely correct, since the drugs have different mechanisms of action.

Tamoxifen and clomid are drugs that “turn off” receptors that react to female hormones. The body starts to think that you simply do not have estrogens, while their level can remain quite high. They are applied to PCT after the courses in order not to lose muscle mass. During the time of taking the level of estrogen falls, but by no means thanks to the intake of clomid with tamox.

Anastrozole 1mg does not allow the level of female hormones to rise to a high level, as it blocks the aromatization. That’s why it is also used on the course. This is a completely different mechanism of action.

As for the dispute: “proviron or anastrozole,” then everything is quite simple. Proviron only slightly inhibits aromatase. It is used only because of androgenic activity to improve the effectiveness of anabolic courses. With the tasks of suppressing the aromatization, he can not cope as Anastrozole 1mg does.

Effects of Cabergoline

The hormone is responsible for blood pressure and improving the quality of potency. The list of the drug’s properties includes:

  • It stimulates erectile function
  • Increases libido
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Stimulates the excretion of fluid
  • Helps to strengthen the definition of the muscles

How to take it

Cabergoline by Sun Pharma is produced in 0.5mg tablets that should be taken orally with plenty of water. In order to reduce prolactin levels, the drug should be taken in a dosage of 0.25mg, which is half a tablet, every 4 days. If side effects do not disappear, take the same dosage every 2 days. The drug is sometimes taken to improve potency; the dosage should be 0.5mg every 10 days in this case.

Side effects

Negative reactions to taking Cabergoline usually only occur when the dosage is exceeded or the drug is used incorrectly. Side effects include problems with stool, nausea, headache, nosebleeds, rash, swelling, pericarditis, problems with sleep and appetite. If symptoms of an overdose of the drug appear, you should immediately contact a medical professional for help, since exceeding the dose of the drug can lead to serious health consequences.

In the Cabergoline pills section you can see products from other manufacturers. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the full section of Anti Estrogens.

Delivery of Cabergoline to the USA is carried out within 5-12 business days. If you have any questions, you can always contact our customer service team for help.

What are the risks and warnings for anastrozole (Arimidex)?

Anastrozole (Arimidex) can cause some serious health issues. This risk may be even higher for certain groups. If this worries you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about other options

Heart disease

  • Risk factors: History of heart disease

Anastrozole (Arimidex) can increase your risk of heart problems, especially if you already have a history of heart disease. Get medical help right away if you start to have chest pain or feel out of breath while taking anastrozole (Arimidex).

Weakened bones

Over time, anastrozole (Arimidex) can lower the quality of your bones. If you have brittle bones and need to take anastrozole (Arimidex), your provider may prescribe another medication to improve the quality of your bones. Be careful doing anything too active, because weakened bones are more likely to break.

High cholesterol

Some people taking anastrozole (Arimidex) can develop high cholesterol levels. Too much cholesterol in the blood can clog up blood vessels, raising your risk of heart attacks or strokes. A healthy diet and exercise can help to lower your cholesterol. Your provider can also prescribe you medications to lower your cholesterol if diet and exercise alone is not enough.

Harm to unborn baby

It’s unlikely that pregnancy can happen after menopause, but if you think you could be pregnant, let your provider know. This medication can cause harm to an unborn baby. If there’s a chance that you still have the ability to get pregnant, use an effective birth control while taking anastrozole (Arimidex) and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose.

Warnings

Anastrozole may decrease blood flow to your heart, especially if you have ever had coronary artery disease (clogged arteries). Seek medical attention if you have new or worsening chest pain, or if you feel short of breath.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use anastrozole if you are allergic to it, or if you have not yet completed menopause.

Anastrozole is not approved for use in men or children.

You should not take anastrozole if you also take tamoxifen.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • heart problems;
  • coronary artery disease (clogged artery disease);
  • high cholesterol; or
  • osteoporosis or low bone mineral density.

Hormonal cancer treatment can weaken your bones. You may be more likely to have a broken bone while using anastrozole. Talk with your doctor about ways to keep your bones healthy.

Although it is not likely that a postmenopausal woman would be pregnant, anastrozole may harm an unborn baby. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment. Use effective birth control if you are not past menopause. Keep using birth control for at least 3 weeks after your last dose of anastrozole. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant.

Do not breastfeed while using anastrozole, and for at least 2 weeks after your last dose.

How should I take anastrozole?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Anastrozole is usually taken once per day. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully.

You may take anastrozole with or without food.

You may need to keep taking this medication for up to 5 years. Follow your doctor’s instructions.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking anastrozole?

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how anastrozole will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Anastrozole side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Anastrozole may decrease blood flow to your heart, especially if you have ever had coronary artery disease (clogged arteries). Seek medical attention if you have new or worsening chest pain, or if you feel short of breath.

Anastrozole may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • numbness, prickly feeling, pain, or weakness in your hands or wrists;
  • symptoms of bone fracture–bruising, swelling, tenderness, pain that worsens with movement;
  • liver problems–right-sided upper stomach pain, yellowing of your skin or eyes, and not feeling well; or
  • signs of a stroke–sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance.

Common side effects of anastrozole may include:

  • numbness, tingling, or tickling feeling in your skin;
  • hot flashes;
  • weakness;
  • joint pain or stiffness;
  • bone pain, risk of fracture;
  • swelling in your arms, legs, or feet;
  • sore throat, cough, shortness of breath;
  • headache, back pain;
  • depression, sleep problems (insomnia);
  • high blood pressure;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Anastrozole dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Breast Cancer:

Initial dose: 1 mg orally taken once a day
Duration of therapy: Until tumor progression (treatment of advanced breast cancer); unknown (adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer)

Uses:
-Adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer;
-First-line treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer;
-Second-line treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy.

What other drugs will affect anastrozole?

Anastrozole may not work as well if you take it together with an estrogen medication (such as hormone replacement therapy, estrogen creams, or birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings or vaginal suppositories).

Other drugs may affect anastrozole, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Frequently asked questions

  • What happens when you stop taking Arimidex?
  • Does anastrozole cause weight gain?
  • How soon do the side effects of Arimidex start?
  • Does anastrozole cause hair loss?
  • How long do side effects last after stopping Arimidex?

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Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

 

Interactions between anastrozole (Arimidex) and other medications

Anastrozole (Arimidex) may interact with certain medications or supplements. Always let your doctor and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking. The list below does not include all possible drug interactions with anastrozole (Arimidex). Please note that only the generic name of each medication is listed below.

AnastrozoleBrand name: Arimidex

On this page

  1. About anastrozole
  2. Key facts
  3. Who can and cannot take anastrozole
  4. How and when to take anastrozole
  5. Side effects
  6. How to cope with the side effects of anastrozole
  7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  8. Cautions with other medicines
  9. Common questions about anastrozole

1. About anastrozole

Anastrozole is a type of hormone treatment. It works by lowering the levels of oestrogen hormones in your body.

It is mainly prescribed for women who have been through the menopause and have a type of cancer called hormone-dependent breast cancer. It can sometimes also be used:

  • to prevent breast cancer if you are high risk and have been through the menopause
  • to treat breast cancer in men
  • to treat breast cancer in younger women before the menopause
  • as a fertility treatment if you have polycystic ovary syndrome

Most people who take anastrozole will have had surgery, radiotherapy or sometimes chemotherapy to treat their breast cancer first.

Anastrozole is available on prescription only. It comes as tablets.

2. Key facts

  • You usually take anastrozole once a day. Try to take it at the same time each day, as this makes it easier to remember.
  • Treatment with anastrozole usually lasts for up to 5 years. It is important to complete your course of treatment.
  • Common side effects can be like menopause symptoms and include hot flushes, difficulty sleeping, tiredness and low mood.
  • Side effects usually improve after a few months as your body gets used to the medicine.
  • Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and bone density during your treatment.

3. Who can and cannot take anastrozole

Anastrozole is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor before starting on this medicine if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to anastrozole or any other medicines in the past
  • still have periods
  • are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • have serious kidney or liver disease
  • have been told you have fragile or brittle bones (osteoporosis)

4. How and when to take anastrozole

Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew it.

You can take Anastrozole with or without food.

Dosage

Anastrozole comes as 1mg tablets. The usual dose is 1 tablet, taken once a day.

Try to take your Anastrozole at the same time each day, this will make it easier to remember. You can choose a time that suits your everyday routine

What if I forget to take it?

If you forget to take your medicine, just skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the normal time.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one. If you forget doses often, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.

What if I take too much?

If you take too many Anastrozole tablets, you may get symptoms like feeling sick, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Anastrozole is used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in women who have experienced menopause (change of life; end of monthly menstrual periods). This medication is also used in women, who have experienced menopause, as a first treatment of breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other areas of the body. This medication is also used to treat breast cancer in women whose breast cancer has worsened after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex). Anastrozole is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes. This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.

How should this medicine be used?

Anastrozole comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take anastrozole at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take anastrozole exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

You may need to take anastrozole for several years or longer. Continue to take anastrozole even if you feel well. Do not stop taking anastrozole without talking to your doctor.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient.

Other uses for this medicine

Anastrozole is also sometimes used to prevent breast cancer in women who are at high risk of developing the disease. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this drug for your condition.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking anastrozole,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to anastrozole, or any other medications, or any of the ingredients in anastrozole. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. 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). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had high cholesterol, osteoporosis (condition in which the bones are fragile and break easily), liver, or heart disease.
  • you should know that anastrozole should only be taken by women who have undergone menopause and cannot become pregnant. However, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should tell your doctor before you begin taking this medication. Anastrozole may harm the fetus.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Anastrozole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • weakness
  • headache
  • hot flashes
  • sweating
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • weight gain
  • joint, bone, or muscle pain
  • breast pain
  • mood changes
  • depression
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • nervousness
  • dizziness
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal dryness or irritation
  • pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • dry mouth
  • hair thinning

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • chest pain
  • sore throat, cough, fever, chills, swollen glands, or other signs of infection
  • swelling, redness, or warmth in hand or arm
  • difficult, painful, or urgent urination
  • blurred vision or vision changes
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • skin lesions, ulcers, or blisters
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

Anastrozole may cause or worsen osteoporosis. It can decrease the density of your bones and increase the chance of broken bones and fractures. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication and to find out what you can do to decrease these risks.

Anastrozole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location – one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach. http://www.upandaway.org

Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website (http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can’t be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body’s response to anastrozole.

Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

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