About Armotraz: Armotraz (Anastrozole) is a medicine that is classified as a non-steroidal inhibitor. This drug is used in a combination with other medicines for the treatment of breast cancer for patients who are past their menopausal stage. The medicine is also effective as a treatment option for curing breast cancer that has spread to different areas within the breast or other parts of the body for women who have experienced menopause. The medicine is also in some cases, used to treat breast cancer for patients who have used tamoxifen (Nolvadex) but the conditions did not improve.
How to use Armotraz
You can take your Armotraz (Anastrozole) with food or without food. To avoid nausea or stomach pains that are associated with this medicine, it is recommended that you take the medicine with food. Remember to take a full glass of water with every dose, regardless of whether you have taken it together with food or not. Pick fixed hours for taking your medicine as your treatment may last for as long as five years and hence it would be important to get accustomed to taking your doses, fully. If you have any query, consult your physician for clarification. Do not stop using the medicine without instructions to do so from your doctor.
Your physician will determine the right amount of dosage for your condition. Usually, an adult with moderate symptoms will be instructed to take a tablet daily for as long as the doctor determines. You may, however, be prescribed a higher dosage than this depending on how severe your condition is, your health condition, medical history and whether or not you are using other medicines including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal products, and supplements. Do not use this medicine if it has not been prescribed to you by your doctor. During treatment, do not alter your dosage if your doctor has not instructed you to do so.
Armotraz Side Effects
When using Armotraz (Anastrozole) for treatment, it is possible to experience the occurrence of unpleasant side effects. They vary in severity with the least severe being the most commonly reported while the most severe being the least reported side effects. Some common side effects include vaginal bleeding, hot flushes, stomach upsets, nausea, and loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. These should not cause worry as they will fade soon with continued use of the medicine. Should they persist or worsen, or your experience any severe side effects, consult your doctor immediately. Vision problems, difficult or painful urinations, mood or mental changes, bone fractures, reduced bone density and skin lesions.
If you have allergic reactions, do not use this medicine unless your doctor has examined you and prescribed the medicine to you. Stop using this medicine immediately you notice any signs of allergic reactions including difficulties in breathing or swallowing, swelling due to fluid retention, development of skin rashes and hives and chest tightness.
Armotraz (Anastrozole) may not be suitable for use in all patients. Discuss with your doctor about the risks of using this medicine for treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are trying to conceive.