U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: arimidex (anastrozole)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Aromatase: Arimidex, (anastrozole) generic anisastrozole, is an aromatase inhibitor used to decrease the conversion of circulating testosterone to estrogen, and estradiol. My knowledge is limited to male patients, but i believe this medication is also used in female patients with certain types of cancers. Increasing estrogen levels can be a problem in testosterone replacement therapy, leading to "man boobs.".
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
Would it be safe to take cataplex b while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 61-year-old female asked:
Why did arimidex (anastrozole) cause me to have anxiety?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Jul 24, 2013

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.