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Can you eat grapefruit while taking Arimidex?

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No interaction between grapefruit and arimidex. (source: medscape/web MD)
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Can I take arimidex with grapefruit juice?

No known interaction

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Grape fruit juice does affect the liver enzymes which can alter drug metabolism. But Arimidex is not one of these drugs so affected by liver enzymes. So I do not expect any significant problem from using GF-juice.
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Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on Arimidex?

No

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The amount of estrogen in tofu is so minute that it's not a problem. No worries about tofu and arimidex.
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Dr. Sean T. Canale answered:

Is somehow more effective than arimidex?

AIs

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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 (an injectible) but none are particularly "more effective" than an AI.
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How does Arimidex work?

Lowers Estrogen

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Arimidex 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.
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Would it be safe to take Cataplex B while taking Arimidex?

Unknown

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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.
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What are differences between femara and arimidex ?

The names and doses

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Femara 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.
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Any side effects of arimidex?

Many

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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
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What are side effects of arimidex?

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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
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What is the definition or description of: Arimidex?

Aromatase

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Arimidex, 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."
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