Composition Anastrozole (1mg)
Primary Use Breast cancer
cautionPotentially unsafe with Lactation
Medicine Overview of Anarzole Tablet
Uses of Anarzole Tablet
Anarzole 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat breast cancer in women who have attained menopause.
Anarzole Tablet side effects
Headache, Hot flushes, Nausea, Skin rash, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Osteoporosis, Weakness.
How to use Anarzole Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Anarzole 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Anarzole Tablet works
Anarzole 1mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
In Depth Information on Anarzole Tablet
Expert advice for Anarzole Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Anarzole to treat breast cancer.
- Anarzole lowers estrogen production in your body and reduces the growth of hormone-sensitive tumours.
- Anarzole can be taken with food or on an empty stomach with a glass of water or juice.
- Nausea (upset stomach) and hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth) may occur on starting treatment with Anarzole but should go away with time. If nausea is bothersome, take it after meal.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible if it is within 12 hours of the missed dose. If it is more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.
Anarzole Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Anarzole Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Anarzole 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Anarzole 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Anarzole 1mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Anarzole 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Anarzole 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Anarzole 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Anarzole 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anarzole 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Anarzole 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
What if you miss a dose of Anarzole Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Anarzole 1mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.