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Arimidex Oral Tablet 1 mg

Uses

For treating cancer.

Instructions

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.

This medicine may affect the strength of your bones. If you have or are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), your doctor may recommend adding foods containing calcium and vitamin D while on this medicine. Please talk to your doctor for more information.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

This medicine should not be used in patients taking estrogen. The combination of the two medicines can increase the risk of serious side effects, including heart disease and blood clots. Speak with your doctor before taking any medicine containing estrogen.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for bone fractures.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. This medicine can pass through breast milk to the baby.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Women must use reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 3 weeks after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • decreased appetite
  • loss of balance
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • pain in the joints
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • sweating
  • cramping of the uterus or bleeding from the vagina
  • vaginal dryness or irritation
  • vomiting
  • weight gain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • increased risk for bone fractures
  • bone pain
  • coughing
  • depression or feeling sad
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • flu-like symptoms
  • mood changes
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • shortness of breath
  • stomach pain
  • light colored stool
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

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Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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