ARMOTRAZ 1MG contains Anastrozole which belongs to a group of medicines called aromatase inhibitors which is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Oestrogens, the female sex hormones stimulate the growth of breast cancer.
This medicine works by blocking an enzyme aromatase which is responsible for the production of oestrogens and thus reduces the amount of oestrogen in the body.
This in turn blocks the growth of breast cancer that needs oestrogens to grow thus slowing or stopping growth and spreading of cancer cells to other parts of body.
It is also used in preventing spreading of tumour to the other parts of body in patients with advanced breast cancer.
This medicine is not suitable for women with breast cancer who have not finished menopause (premenopausal women).
It is not recommended for children and adolescents. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are still having menstrual periods or having any liver or kidney problems. ARMOTRAZ 1MG may cause osteoporosis (thinning your bones) due to the reduced amount of oestrogens in your body.
Your bone density will be measured by your doctor before, during or after treatment. Anastrozole is also useful as adjuvant therapy in early ER+ive breast cancer as well as for palliation of advanced cases in postmenopausal women.
It is a selective nonsteroidal inhibitor of aromatase (the enzyme required for estrogen synthesis).
USES OF ARMOTRAZ 1MG:
Treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women
HOW ARMOTRAZ 1MG WORKS:
ARMOTRAZ 1MG works by blocking an enzyme aromatase which is responsible for the production of oestrogens thus reducing the amount of oestrogen.
This in turn blocks the growth of breast cancer and spreading of cancer cells to other parts of body. It binds competitively and specifically to the heme of the CYP19.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. The recommended dose is one tablet a day. It can be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ARMOTRAZ 1MG:
Skin lesions, ulcers, or blisters (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
Inflammation and pain of the joints
Bone loss or pain
Loss of appetite
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tickling, tingling and numbness of skin, loss or lack of taste
Bleeding from the vagina
Inflammation of skin
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drink clear or ice-cold drinks. Eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Medicines containing estrogen
Drug : Anastrozole
Pharmacological Category : Antineoplastic Agent, Aromatase Inhibitor
Therapeutic Indication : Breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Capsule
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT ARMOTRAZ 1MG:
Q: Does ARMOTRAZ 1MG cause weight gain?
A: Weight gain may occur because aromatase inhibitors counteract the effects of estrogen. With less estrogen in the body lipoprotein lipase can pull fat into fat cells and store it there.
Q: Is ARMOTRAZ 1MG an estrogen blocker?
A: Yes. It is an aromatase inhibitor, an anti-cancer medication used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Q: How long can use ARMOTRAZ 1MG?
A: It depends on your condition as directed by your physician. Consult your physician for advice.
Armotraz Tablet belong to a class of drug called aromatase inhibitors, which decreases the amount of estrogen in the body.
It should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.
It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for.
Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. click here : Armotraz
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Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are not gone through menopause and still having menstrual periods, or you have a problem with the liver or kidney.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check for vitamin D level or bone density.
USES OF ARMOTRAZ TABLET
- Breast cancer
BENEFITS OF ARMOTRAZ TABLET
In Breast cancer
It works by altering the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer.
It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ARMOTRAZ TABLET
Common side effects
- Hot flashes
- Skin rash
HOW TO USE ARMOTRAZ TABLET
HOW ARMOTRAZ TABLET WORKS
Limited information is available on the use of Armotraz Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Limited information is available on the use of Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.