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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex?

Yes: No interaction between grapefruit and arimidex. (source: medscape/web md). ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Can i take arimidex with grapefruit juice?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Is it dangerous to eat tofu when on arimidex?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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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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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Would it be safe to take cataplex b while taking arimidex?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Am taking arimidex and having terrible hot flushes.Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

Dr. Regina Hampton
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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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Dr. Idan Sharon
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My sister is taking arimidex and becoming more and more confused.?

Dr. Idan Sharon
Board Certified, Neurology
23 years in practice
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Arimidex: Speak to your doctor, hold the medicine for 2 weeks if advised, then see if it resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is it normal to have increased blood pressure while taking arimidex?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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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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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
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Will the arthritic-like joint pain resulting from taking arimidex dissipate once I stop using it?

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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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?

Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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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?

None: Hopefully no bone loss! dexa scan needed at baseline or start of ai then as needed after that. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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If taking meds that can cause clots (clomid/tamoxifen/arimidex), as a previous sufferer of a p.E, could a doctor put me on warfarin to minimise risk?

Dr. Victor Beshay
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If taking meds that can cause clots (clomid/tamoxifen/arimidex), as a previous sufferer of a p.E, could a doctor put me on warfarin to minimise risk?

Depends : Depends on underlying cause of pe. Warfarin would not be an option though when trying to conceive. Heparin or low molecular weight Heparin would be safer for embryos. ...Read more

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