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Arimidex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Arimidex blocks the use of estrogen by certain types of breast cancer that require estrogen to grow. It slows the growth of advanced cancer within the breast and cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is also used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women, another anticancer drug.

Arimidex Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1-milligram tablet and you should be taken once a day.

Uses of Arimidex

  • Arimidex is used to treat breast cancer.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Arimidex

Before taken Arimidex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Arimidex. Side effects may include:

  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • General aches and pains
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nerve pain
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Water retention

Warnings and precautions before taking Arimidex:

  • You should tell your doctor if you have liver disease, and any allergies.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • You should tell the doctor that you are taking Arimidex if you have a medical emergency or plan to have surgery.

Drug Interaction :-

No drugs interaction have been reported. But if you are taking Arimidex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Arimidex with the other drugs.


Symptoms of a Arimidex overdose is unlikely to occur. But after taken Arimidex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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