Lowering estrogen levels can be helpful when there is a risk of growing tumor in the breasts. Post-menopausal women may suffer from unnatural growth of certain type of tumors. Unwanted lumps can be reduced by Arimidex, the steroid known for its use as the medicine of post-menstrual cancer.
Arimidex is the name in which the drug Anastrozolole gets marketed. This tablet consists of aromatase inhibitor which is basically a non-steroid component. This steroid is soluble in water, methanol, acetone and acetonitrile. The inactive ingredients of this tablet are lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate as well as titanium dioxide.
Precautions and dosage
Patients with history of heart disease or stroke, live problems, high cholesterol level and osteoporosis should consult with physicians before taking this medicine. Breast feeding during administering Arimidex is prohibited. This medicine should be taken once every day or as directed by the physician. One may stay on Arimidex medication for up to 5 years.
Side effects or negative impacts
Shortness of breath, bone fracture (due to osteoporosis), swollen glands as well as liver problems are common as the side effects of Arimidex medicine. People may even experience nausea, vomiting, heart ache or light headedness as common side effects. However, if the patients notice dark urine and dark colored feces then it would be better to consult the physician without wasting time. All these problems basically occur due to a controlled or lower estrogen level. The less estrogen reaches to bone-cells, the more chances or bone fracture and other problems grow. Mood changes may also be noticed among the women due to the hormonal imbalance. Sometimes patients may experience newer lumps in breasts. This sort of problem should be discussed with the doctor to get faster and better treatment. One important fact must be mentioned here, that if any patient accidentally takes an overdose, the case should be treated as an emergency and directly admission to a hospital may help the patients.