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Doctor insights on: Arimidex Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How does arimidex (anastrozole) work?

How does arimidex (anastrozole) work?

Lowers Estrogen: Arimidex (anastrozole) blocks the production of estrogen by the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal glands. It thereby lowers the estrogen level in the body. Some breast cancer cells have estrogen receptors. Estrogen spurs these cells to grow, so lowering the amount of it around "staves" the bad cells of their signal to grow. This causes some cells to peter out and die and other's growth to slow down. ...Read more

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Is somehow more effective than arimidex (anastrozole)?

AIs: There are 3 ais - anastrazole (arimidex), Letrozole (femara), and Exemestane (aromasin). All show similar clinical benefits in clinical trials. Some patients will tolerate one better than the others but there is no way to predict which one. Other hormonal therapy options include tamoxifen, toremifene, and Faslodex (fulvestrant) (an injectible) but none are particularly "more effective" than an ai. ...Read more

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

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

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.". ...Read more

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Would it be safe to take cataplex b while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?

Unknown: There should not be interactions between cataplex b (vitamin B6 and b12) and arimidex. However, there may be a role for b vitamins in cancer growth. In a nov 18, 2009 jama article, vitamin B12 and folate supplementation increased death from cancer. Some anti-cancer drugs work by blocking folate, part of the b vitamin pathway. I caution oversupplementing with b vitamins if you have had cancer. ...Read more

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Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Many: Hot flashes, diarrhea, other menopausal symptoms are common, but not severe. Occasionally abnormal lipids. Can cause joint stiffness and aches. Done density is reduced. Sounds aweful but is actually well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole): Some common adverse effects (compiled from multiple sources) are; flushing, hot flashes (12-36%), fatigue (19%), mood changes (19%), weakness (16-19%), nausea/vomiting (11-19%), headache (9-13%). Go here to find more information:
http://www. Arimidex. Com/index. Aspx. ...Read more

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Why did arimidex (anastrozole) cause me to have anxiety?

Why did arimidex (anastrozole) cause me to have anxiety?

This is not typical: Arimidex (anastrozole) is also known as Anastrozole. It is not known to cause anxiety in patients who use it. Depression and mood changes are more common side effects of the medication. Sometimes a change in mood can seem like it is anxiety related. Let the doctor who prescribes the medication know that this is happening. ...Read more

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What are differences between femara (letrozole) and arimidex?

The names and doses: Femara (letrozole) and Arimidex are both aromatase inhibitors that are taken by mouth once a day. They work by prevenitg fat cells from making estrogen, which lowers total estrogen in your body. We use them identically in practice. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause nausea in men?

YES: Arimidex (anastrozole) should be taken only by men with male breast cancer. Assuming this is the case, yes, nausea can be a side effect of arimidex (anastrozole). If nausea persists, inform your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is weight gain associated with arimidex (anastrozole)?

Could happen: According to epocrates, weight gain is listed as a common reaction to arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more

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Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause facial nerve numbness?

Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause facial nerve numbness?

Probably not: Arimidex (anastrozole) is a drug that blocks the conversion of certain sex hormones to estrogen, which is useful to treat tumors that depend on estrogen to grow (such as certain estrogen-sensitive breast cancers). Nerve damage (neuropathy) is not a listed side effect, but occasional tingling feelings in the fingers can occur. Numbness in the face would be a problem with the 5th cranial nerve (not 7th, facial). ...Read more

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How can you address arthritis started while on arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole) side effect: Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
swollen glands;
a bone fracture; or
swelling in your hands or feet;. ...Read more

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Cn femara (letrozole) taken instead of arimidex if arimidex not found?

As your Doctor: This question is best answered by the doctor who prescribed Arimidex (anastrozole). There are many different reasons to prescribe it. I wouldn't make this kind of substitution without an OK from your prescribing doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause osteoporosis and is there a way to prevent it?

Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause osteoporosis and is there a way to prevent it?

Arimidex (anastrozole): Arimidex (anastrozole) is a definetely a reason to have a bone mineral density screening. It can decrease bone mineral density which may increase the risk of osteoporosis. First have a bone screening. Make sure to eat a healthy diet and find foods rich in calcium. A calcium supplement with vit d is a great choice too, but is not the main way to get your calcium. If you can do weight bearing exercises also. ...Read more

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Can arimidex (anastrozole) be used to help stop the bone plates to fuse to early?

Experimental: Only studied in pubertal boys for short periods of time. Side effects may include: very elevated testosterone levels, vertebral bone deformities and infertility. As no long term safety studies exist, and the outcome for stature improvement is controversial between some studies with small number of subjects, using aromatase inhibitors is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read more

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Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes. Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes. Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

Speak with your Dr: Hot flashes are common with taking this medication. I am not familiar with sage a nd it's indications or side effects. I recommend you contact your oncologist and let him/her know about the symptoms your experiencing. You can be switched to another medication, which my have less side effects. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication we use to help with hot flashes. I am sure your oncologist can help. ...Read more

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My ALB/GLOB Ratio has been at 0.9 on my last 3 blood tests. I take Arimidex (anastrozole). Could this medication be the cause of a low number?

My ALB/GLOB Ratio has been at 0.9 on my last 3 blood tests. I take Arimidex (anastrozole). Could this medication be the cause of a low number?

Not low number: Hi. Most commonly, the low albumin:globulin ratio is NOT due to low albumin, but rather due to elevated globulin (so being the denominator, brings the ratio DOWN). Yours is reproducible. It should be evaluated, but I don't think it has anything to do with the Arimidex (anastrozole). I hope your breast CA is going well. Your doc may decide to get a serum and urine protein electrophoresis/immunofixation. Good luc ...Read more

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How can I be sure that it was a bilateral oopherectomy and the use of arimidex (anastrozole) that caused my osteoporosis and how could it have been stopped or helpd?

Osteoporosis: Arimidex and oophorectomy both can cause osteoporosis.

Oophorectomy because you lose the estogen they produce

Arimidex lists bone softening as one of the potential side effects.

Probably no absolute way to prevent it. Calcium, vitamin d, wt bearing exercise. If you can take estrogen, or non hormonal like Evista can help. Talk to doc for options available based on your medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you take arimidex (anastrozole) wih anything else?

Yes: Arimidex (anastrozole) does not interact with many drugs in general but always good idea to check with pharmacist/ physician if you are planning to start any new drug/ supplement. ...Read more

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What is better for a cycle in make Arimidex or aromasin?

Both equal but: Arimidex works faster and last longer 47 hrs vs 10 hrs] but be sure to check with oncoloogist for best advice and use only for reasons prescribed by a oncologist. Read risk/side effects like bone loss ...Read more

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Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?

Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?

Not together: Grapefruit has a complex interaction on several enzymes in the liver. These same enzymes can either inhibit or magnify the effects of certain medications. So, you can eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, but not during the same time as you take your medications. There is no direct evidence for arimidex, (anastrozole) but it is metabolized thru the liver, so best not to mix the 2. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) raise cholesterol levels?

Yes: According to the package insert and epocrates, hypercholesterolemia is a listed common reaction to the drug. ...Read more

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Is insominia a side effect of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole) & insomnia: Arimidex (anastrozole) can cause insomnia, and sleep problems while on the drug are quite common. If sleep problems produce daytime impairment (sleepiness etc.), then it may be appropriate to trial a sleeping pill to reverse the effects of the medication. Be sure to mention the symptom to the prescribing doctor and explore solutions. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

No: The amount of estrogen in tofu is so minute that it's not a problem. No worries about tofu and arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Arimidex (anastrozole)?

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 and stiffness, but your doctor can guide you in this regard. I would not worry about the minor inconvenience of this side effect as it is one of the best medicines to treat breast cancer, so try to stick with it as much as you can. ...Read more