Active Ingredient: This main active component in the mentioned medicine is Anastrozole, which sold under the brand name Arimidex among others, is a medication used in addition to other treatments for breast cancer. It is used for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and to prevent breast cancer in those at high risk.
Indications: This medication is used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. Arimidex decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.
Action Mechanism: This drug belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. This drug works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes. It can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
Dosages: This nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 1 mg: It is to be consumed with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
Note: Do not increase the dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. The condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects will increase.