What is Armotraz (Anastrozole) used for?
Armotraz (Anastrozole) is prescribed to post menopausal women as a treatment for breast cancer. This drug belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. It lowers the levels of estrogen, a hormone produced naturally by the body. This in turn may help to slow down or stop the growth of certain types of tumors which require estrogen to grow.
How should I use Armotraz (Anastrozole)?
Armotraz (Anastrozole) comes in the form of tablets, which should be taken by mouth. Your physician may tell you to take it once per day. It might be necessary to take this medication for several years, or in some cases, even longer. Once you have been prescribed this medication, you should continue taking it unless your physician tells you otherwise.
What are the side effects of Armotraz (Anastrozole)?
If you are taking Armotraz (Anastrozole), you may notice some side effects, such as:
If you notice any side effects while you are taking this drug, you should immediately inform your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Armotraz (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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as 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.
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.