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long term side effects of arimidex

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Many: Hot flashes, diarrhea, other menopausal symptoms are common, but not severe. Occasionally abnormal lipids. Can cause joint stiffness and aches. Done d ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience Family Medicine
Decreased libido : If you are referring to estrogen level modulation in males recieving exogenous testosterones, then Arimidex (anastrozole) can be an important modulato ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Arimidex (anastrozole): Some common adverse effects (compiled from multiple sources) are; flushing, hot flashes (12-36%), fatigue (19%), mood changes (19%), weakness (16-19%) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A few: Arimidex (anastrozole) is generally well tolerated. So 70-80 percent of people will not have any side effects. In some cases it can cause joint pains ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Menopausal symptoms: Arimidex (anastrozole) is very well-tolerated: more than half of all women have no side effects. Common side effects include hot flashes, headaches, ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes but: Yes, joint pain is a common side effect with Arimidex (anastrozole) but discuss with your doctor if symptoms are severe or do not go away.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Don't Stop: Need more info. If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs? What other meds have you been on?If you're disease is cont ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Arimidex (anastrozole): The half-life is 46.8 hours so roughly round that off to 48 hours for two days. We consider a medication to be out of the person system once five half ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Cough is not a known side effect of arimidex (anastrozole). I would like to know the reason for which you are taking arimidex (anastrozole). I doubt t ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Richardson
37 years experience Sleep Medicine
Arimidex (anastrozole) & insomnia: Arimidex (anastrozole) can cause insomnia, and sleep problems while on the drug are quite common. If sleep problems produce daytime impairment (sleepi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if the: Affected end organs suffer damage. But this is rare. Serum half life of thyroid hormone is 2 weeks, so it will take some time before your levels ret ... Read More

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