Arimidex is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Arimidex may be used alone or with other medications.
Arimidex is indicated for the:
- Treatment of hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
- Adjuvant treatment of hormone receptor-positive early invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
- Adjuvant treatment of hormone receptor-positive early invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have received 2 to 3 years of adjuvant tamoxifen.
Arimidex belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, Aromatase Inhibitor. It is not known if Arimidex is safe and effective in children.
What are the possible side effects of Arimidex?
Arimidex may cause serious side effects including:
shortness of breath,
upper stomach pain,
loss of appetite,
Arimidex should not be used in premenopausal women. The menopause should be defined biochemically (luteinizing-hormone [LH], follicle stimulating hormone [FSH], and/or estradiol levels) in any patient where there is doubt about menopausal status. There are no data to support the use of Arimidex with LHRH analogues.