• Composition : Anastrozole
  • Manufacturer: Astra Zaneca
  • Indication: Breast Cancer
  • Packaging: Tablet 28
  • Dosage Form: Tablet


  • 1mg

Brand name – Arimidex

Generic name – Anastrozole

Manufacture – Astra Zaneca

Strength – 1mg

Dosage – Tablet

Composition – Anastrozole

Indication – Breast cancer

Storage – at a cool place

Overview Of Arimidex 1mg Tablet

Arimidex 1mg tablet is a hormone therapy medication that is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Anastrozole is the generic name of this medication and it is a competitive non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. This medication is strictly prescription-based.


In many breast cancers, estrogen stimulates the uncontrollable growth of cancerous cells. Also, aromatase enzymes present mainly in the adrenal glands can convert the androgens to estrogen and this estrogen furthermore influences the cancerous cells. Thus, Arimidex is a non-steroidal inhibitor that competitively binds to the aromatase enzyme and stops the production of estrogen. As a result, it inhibits the growth and spreading of the tumor cells.

Arimidex causes several side effects, which are unwanted symptoms.

  • Reduce appetite
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Skin rashes
  • Generalized weakness
  • Hair thinning
  • Dizziness


The doctor prescribes this medicine hence, it is advisable to follow the prescription. However, patients are advised to follow the prescription which is prescribed by the doctor to see benefits soon. Arimidex 1mg tablet should be taken on an empty stomach and food must be taken before two hours and eaten after one hour.

Missed Dose

It is advisable to avoid missing any dose. In case you miss a dose of Arimidex 1mg tablets consult your doctor immediately.


In case of overdose, it is advisable to contact your healthcare provide or doctor and the doctor will provide you with medical attention

Missing or overdosing may impact on your health. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor.

Arimidex 1mg tablets can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to read all related information about the medicine.

The patients should inform the doctor about prescribed and non-prescribed, herbal medications, and vitamin supplements. Arimidex will interact with them and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.

Try to avoid consumption of alcohol during the treatment.

Arimidex 1mg tablets should be prescribed to women only who have undergone menopause and cannot conceive.

It is advisable not to operate heavy machinery or drive while undergoing the treatment because the Arimidex tablet gives you dizziness.

Arimidex tablets are not advisable to use for children and adolescents.

At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions-

Heart disease

Liver disorders

High cholesterol levels