ARMOTRAZ 1MG TABLET

ARMOTRAZ 1MG TABLET

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition : Anastrozole
  • Manufacturer: Cipla
  • Indication: Breast Cancer
  • Packaging: Tablet 10
  • Dosage Form: Tablet

PACKAGE

  • 1mg

Brand name – Armotraz

Generic name – Anastrozole

Manufacturer – Cipla

Strength – 1mg

Dosage – Tablet

Composition – Anastrozole

Indication – Breast Cancer

Storage – at room temperature

Overview Of Armotraz 1mg Tablets

Armotraz 1mg tablets is a hormone therapy medicine. It is used for the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The generic name of the medication is Anastrozole and it is a competitive non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor.

Pharmacodynamics

Estrogen influences the uncontrollable growth of breast cancer cells. This estrogen in post-menopausal women is synthesized by converting androgens to estrogen by using the aromatase enzyme. Therefore, Armotraz is a non-steroidal inhibitor that competitively binds to the enzyme and stops the conversion to estrogen. As a result, it suppresses the growth of tumor cells.

Usage Of Armotraz Tablets

Armotraz tablets are a prescription-based medication that is used in the treatment of breast cancer. The doctor or the healthcare provider decides the dose and course of the treatment of the treatment. Inform the doctor about all the past ailments and medications that you take. Also, this medication is only meant for women who have gone through post-menopause.

Interactions

With medicines

Armotraz 1mg tablets can interact with some other prescription and non-prescription medicines and hence interfere with each other’s workings or increase the side effects. Contact your doctor if you take any of these medicines –

  • Contain estrogen-like hormonal contraceptives
  • Raloxifene
  • Tamoxifen
  • Thalidomide
  • Fezolinetant

With disease

Some diseases may show interactions with Armotraz 1mg. Hence, consult your doctor if you have any of these conditions –

  • High cholesterol levels
  • Osteoporosis
  • Liver disorders
  • Heart disease

With alcohol

Interactions of alcohol with Armotraz are unknown. However, it is still better to avoid alcohol during the treatment.

Contraindication

Armotraz 1mg tablets should not be consumed by patients who show allergic reactions to them.

Alternate Brands

  • Altraz
  • Femitraz
  • Anabrez
  • Xenosoul
  • Erpr Plus

Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight gain
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair thinning
  • Tingling of hands and feet
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling of hands
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Vision complications
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Breast pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rashes, hives, and itching on the skin
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

DOSAGE OF Armotraz

This medicine is prescribed by the doctor hence, it is advisable to follow the prescription given. Armotraz 1mg tablets are taken orally once every day and it can be taken with or without food.

Missed dose

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

Overdose

Contact your doctor or any healthcare provider in case of an overdose and seek medical attention immediately.

  • Armotraz 1mg can cause an allergic reaction in some patients. Therefore it is necessary to gather complete information about the tablets and consult the doctor in case of any ingredient that induces an allergic reaction.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamin supplements, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription drugs. As Armotraz can interact with them they can hinder its working.
  • Armotraz 1mg tablets should only be prescribed to women who have undergone menopause and cannot conceive.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment.
  • Avoid operating heavy machinery and driving.
  • Inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions –
      • High cholesterol levels
      • Osteoporosis
      • Liver disorders
      • Heart disease
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