What is Anabrez (Anastrozole) used for?
Anabrez (Anastrozole) is given to postmenopausal women to help inhibit the growth of breast tumors. This drug works by helping to reduce the levels of the estrogen in the body, which is needed by the tumor to grow. It is often given to patients whose cancer has progressed after taking other drugs, such as tamoxifen.
How should I use Anabrez (Anastrozole)?
Anabrez (Anastrozole) comes in the form of tablets. Your physician may direct you to take one tablet per day. However, it is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication, in order for the correct amount to be prescribed. It is important to note that patients may need to continue taking this medication for a long period of time. Do not discontinue treatment unless told to do so by your physician.
What are the side effects of Anabrez (Anastrozole)?
Anabrez (Anastrozole) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This drug may also cause more serious side effects to occur. Consult your physician immediately if you notice breathlessness, severe nausea or stomach pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, swollen feet or hands or problems with balance.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Anabrez (Anastrozole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should never be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.