What is Armotraz (Anastrozole) used for?
Armotraz (Anastrozole) is an oral medication prescribed to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The medication reduces oestrogen production in the body as this hormone is associated with the growth and spread of tumours. This action can reduce the speed of growth allowing other procedures to be performed to treat your condition. Your doctor may also prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Armotraz (Anastrozole)?
Armotraz (Anastrozole) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Armotraz (Anastrozole)?
Armotraz (Anastrozole) may lead to side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical assistance include swollen glands, unusual swelling of the extremities, severe headaches, numbness or pain on one side of the body, reduced bone density, bone fractures, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or severe skin reactions. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or serious symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Armotraz (Anastrozole) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, pre-menopausal, or who have moderate to severely reduced liver or kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or a risk of osteoporosis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Armotraz (Anastrozole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Armotraz (Anastrozole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.