What is Anabrez (Anastrozole) used for?
Anabrez (Anastrozole) is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor prescribed to treat postmenopausal women suffering from breast cancer. The medication operates by lowering estrogen levels in the body as the growth of tumors is associated with the presence of this hormone. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Anabrez (Anastrozole)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Anabrez (Anastrozole) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual treatment will differ based on your health condition, your response to other treatments, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never alter the form of the medication before use by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or change the effects of its contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Anabrez (Anastrozole)?
The use of Anabrez (Anastrozole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sudden severe headaches, faintness, trouble speaking, osteoporosis, sudden numbness on one side of the body, severe skin rash, unusual swelling of the extremities, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any worrying or severe symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further complications.
Anabrez (Anastrozole) should not be used to treat men, women who are pre-menopausal, pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or have severe liver disease or severely decreased liver function. Also disclose if you have osteoporosis or high risk of osteoporosis as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
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 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.