Arimidex (generic name: Anastrozole) belongs to a group of medicines called aromatase inhibitors.
Arimidex is approved for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer. Arimidex is a hormonal treatment that helps fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of the hormone estrogen in the body.
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Arimidex exactly as directed.
Your doctor will have decided how much Arimidex you should take each day. The usual adult dose is one tablet taken daily.
Try to take your tablets at the same time each day.
Arimidex tablets may be taken before or after food.
Arimidex tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. Do not chew the tablets.
Do not stop taking your tablets even if you are feeling well, until your doctor tells you.
Tell your doctor before taking Arimidex, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have any disease or disorder which affects your kidney or liver.
Do not use Arimidex if you have not yet experienced menopause.
Active ingredient: anastrozole.