Arimidex (Anastrozole) blocks the use of estrogen by certain types of breast cancer that require estrogen to grow. It is used to treat breast cancer and may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Arimidex (Anastrozole) is usually taken once a day. Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Arimidex (Anastrozole) can be taken with or without food.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Arimidex (Anastrozole) and talk to your physician if you experience
- nausea or vomiting
- muscle or bone pain
- hot flashes
- shortness of breath or coughing
- swelling or water retention
- loss of appetite
- vaginal dryness
- weight gain
There are nos restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while taking Arimidex (Anastrozole) unless otherwise directed by your physician.
Store Arimidex (Anastrozole) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.