What is Anastrozole?
Anastrozole, sold under the brand name Arimidex among others, is a medicine used along with other remedies for breast cancer. Specifically, it is used for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. In addition, it has been used to reduce breast cancer in those at high risk. It is taken orally.
ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) tablets for oral administration contain 1 mg of anastrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. It’s chemically described as 1,3-Benzenediacetonitrile, a, a’, a’-tetramethyl-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ylmethyl).
Anastrozole is an off-white powder having a molecular weight of 293.4. Anastrozole has medium aqueous solubility (0.5 mg/mL in 25°C); solubility is independent of pH in the physiological selection.
- Active:(anastrozole) Capsule
- Molar mass: 293.366 g/mol
- CAS ID: 120511-73-1
- Formula: C17H19N5
- Elimination half-life: 46.8 hours
- Trade name: Arimidex, others
- Strength: Liver (85%)
Before taking this medicine
You shouldn’t use Arimidex if you’re allergic to anastrozole, even if you are breastfeeding on a baby, or if you haven’t yet completed menopause. Arimidex is not to be used in men or children.
To ensure Arimidex is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have –
- Cardiovascular disease;
- circulation problems;
- A history of stroke or blood clot?
- Severe liver disease;
- High cholesterol;
Arimidex can reduce bone mineral density, which might increase your chance of developing osteoporosis. Your bone mineral density might have to get tested before and during treatment with anastrozole.
Dosage: 0.5-1mg every other day
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