What should I discuss with my doctor before taking anastrozole?

Side effects/options. Discuss the other hormonal therapy options, benefits, and side effects. With ais, address the bone and joint symptoms (arthralgias) and most particularly the effect on bone density. Patients starting on an ai should have a recent or baseline bone densitometry at the start of treatment.
Reactions. You should go through the reactions. Read the drug insert first and go through a list of questions.