What Is It? : Anastrazole is in a class of drugs known as non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors. It decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes. This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow. The length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
How To Use: Take anastrazole exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Continue to take anastrazole even if you feel well. Do not stop taking anastrazole without talking to your doctor.
Possible Side Effects: Anastrazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: flu-like symptoms, weakness, headache, flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, weight gain, joint or bone or muscle pain, mood changes, depression, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nervousness, dizziness, vaginal bleeding, cough, burning or tingling feeling, dry mouth, hair thinning.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: chest pain, sore throat, fever, chills, swollen glands, and other signs of infection, difficult, painful, or urgent urination, blurred vision or vision changes, pain, swelling, redness, warmth, or tenderness in 1 leg only, pale skin, fast heartbeat, breast pain, new lumps or masses in the breasts or other parts of the body, blisters or peeling skin, rash, hives, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules may be stored at room temperature. Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one..