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Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Arimidex
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, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arimidex: Speak to your doctor, hold the medicine for 2 weeks if advised, then see if it resolves. ...Read more
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 is a medication we use to help with hot flashes. I am sure your oncologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr just put me on 1mg arimidex once a day for gynecomastia. Can. You tell me more about this medication and the dose I am taking?
Arimidex is: a testosterone blocker. When too much testosterone turns into estrogen gynecomastia, excess breast tissue in men, can occur. Certainly speak w/your prescribing physician or an endocrinologist. Men who take testosterone can develop excessive breast tissue but that is not the only cause. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consult your doctor: I recommend all your concerns be addressed with the physician that prescribed that medication to go over risk and benefits and side effects and duration. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
During the first year after oopherectomy and taking arimidex, what amount of bone loss can I expect if not on any treatment to prevent loss?
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