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.
Decreased libido . If you are referring to estrogen level modulation in males recieving exogenous testosterones, then Arimidex (anastrozole) can be an important modulator of serum estrogen/estradiol levels. Occasional with transdermals, but more often with injectable testosterone, estrogen levels may elevate beyound normal. Serum estradiols between 20 to 40 pg/ml are perfect. Below 20 you may see increasing erectile dysfunction.

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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...

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...

What are some possible side effects of anastrozole (arimidex)?

Menopausal symptoms. Arimidex (anastrozole) is very well-tolerated: more than half of all women have no side effects. Common side effects include hot flashes, headaches, bone/joint pain, fatigue, mood changes, and GI upset. Read more...
Joint pain and more. 30-40% of women have severe joint pain, and studies show that many stop taking the drug without telling their doctors! vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and fatigue are common troubling symptoms. Some women have fewer side effects with other aromatase inhibitors, so tell your doctor if you have symptoms bad enough that you consider stopping your medication. Read more...

Am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs? Is how much estrogen am I producing now

Don't Stop. Need more info. If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs? What other meds have you been on?If you're disease is controlled with hormone therapy (arimidex) and you are having side-effects, you should either take an alternative medicine to Arimidex (anastrozole) (famara or aromasin) or take meds to counter the side-effects. Read more...

Is it normal to have joint pain or other side effects from arimidex (anastrozole)?

Yes but. Yes, joint pain is a common side effect with Arimidex (anastrozole) but discuss with your doctor if symptoms are severe or do not go away. Read more...
Yes, very common. Joint pain is a very common side effect of these type of drugs. There is no damage being done. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Don't stop the medicine until speaking with your doctor. Read more...

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...

I have a feeling that arimidex (anastrozole) is causing/irritating my caugh. Is this a possible side effec and what is the best alternative medication?

Unlikely. Cough is not a known side effect of arimidex (anastrozole). I would like to know the reason for which you are taking arimidex (anastrozole). I doubt that you are taking it for breast cancer where it is one of 3 drugs called aromatase inhibitors, the other two have similar benefits yet are different drugs...So one of these drugs may be an option if you wanted to explore. Read more...