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Arimidex (Definition)

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


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Can i take arimidex with grapefruit juice?

Can i take arimidex with grapefruit juice?

No known interaction: 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. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on arimidex?

Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on arimidex?

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

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

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

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

Am taking arimidex 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 is a medication we use to help with hot flashes. I am sure your oncologist can help. ...Read more

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My sister is taking arimidex and becoming more and more confused.?

Arimidex: Speak to your doctor, hold the medicine for 2 weeks if advised, then see if it resolves. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have increased blood pressure while taking arimidex?

Is it normal to have increased blood pressure while taking arimidex?

Yes: I don't personally prescribe Arimidex as a cardiologist, but HTN is listed as a reported side effect so it's possible, at least for some people. ...Read more

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Will the arthritic-like joint pain resulting from taking arimidex dissipate once I stop using it?

Will the arthritic-like joint pain resulting from taking arimidex dissipate once I stop using it?

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

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