This medicine is commonly used in postmenopausal women to treat early breast cancer. Anabrez 1 mg may be used alongside other treatments such as radiation or surgery. In any case, doctors may also prescribe this medicine to treat advanced breast cancer. This medicine contains Anastrozole as an active ingredient. Nevertheless, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and others. Anabrez 1 mg belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. This drug works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced in the body, which helps to stop the growth of breast cancer.
The manufacturer of Anabrez 1 mg is Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
How to Administer Anabrez 1 mg?
Commonly, one tablet per day (24 hours) is the recommended dose or as your doctor directs. Use a glass full of water to administer this medicine. Avoid other beverages such as alcohol because it may increase your risk of adverse effects. It is not advised to crush, break, or chew the table while swallowing because you may notice an unpleasant taste in your mouth. In case nausea or stomach upset occurs, you can use this medicine with light food or milk. Use this medication regularly each day and at the same time, to get a better effect.
Additionally, it is not allowed to take this medicine more often than is prescribed by the doctor because your health condition will not improve faster. In certain cases, your doctor may adjust the dosage if you do not notice the desired result.
In case, you prefer the liquid form of this medicine, measure the dose with a special cup or spoon. Do not use a household spoon to measure the dose because you may get the wrong dose. Inform your healthcare professional if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Physicians commonly prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your response to treatment, age, other medications you may be using, and the severity of the medical condition. It is not recommended to use this medicine if you have doubts about what dosage is better for you. Moreover, you should not stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s recommendation because symptoms may return. Thus, your condition may become difficult to treat.
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If you forget to use this medicine, it is advised to take the dose as soon as possible. In any case, if it is time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose. Do not administer an increased dose of Anastrozole the next time to make up because you may experience severe side effects.
You may rarely notice an overdose if you are taking more tablets than is allowed. Interrupt using Anabrez 1 mg and get medical help immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms. Examples include breathlessness, passing out, severe dizziness, slow or irregular heartbeat, and others. Discuss with your healthcare provider for more details.
Adverse Effects of Anabrez 1 mg
Anastrozole like other medications may give you some side effects. However, if your body adjusts to this medicine, you may not experience any of the following side effects. There are certain factors that can cause adverse effects such as dehydration, overdose, and allergy.
Common Adverse Effects
Usually, patients can continue safely using Anastrozole even if they experience any of the following adverse reactions. Moreover, your healthcare provider may help you to avoid or prevent side effects. Check some examples below:
- Vaginal dryness
- Gastrointestinal upset (such as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea)
- Hot flashes
- Skin rash
Severe Adverse Effects
In rare cases, you may notice this category of adverse effects. However, stop using this medicine and consult a doctor at once, if you experience any of the following negative effects. Check below some examples:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Hair loss
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint or muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual weight gain
- Mental disorders (such as depression)
Discuss with your doctor if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects.
Anabrez 1 mg may interact with some medications and substances. Thus, other drugs may change how Anastrozole works by decreasing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of adverse effects. Before administering this medicine, it is advised to share a list of products that you are using with your doctor. For example supplements, vitamins, herbal products, prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, and others. Check some examples below:
- Conjugated estrogens
- Dienestrol topical
- Esterified estrogens
- Ethinyl estradiol
Check below some examples of disease interaction:
- Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Cardiovascular disease
This article does not contain a complete list of drug and disease interactions. That’s why you should consult a doctor before using this medicine. In addition, it is not allowed to stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s recommendation because it may lead to unwanted results.
It is advised to inform your healthcare provider if you have an allergy to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. Moreover, share your medical history with your doctor before taking Anabrez 1 mg. Examples include:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease (such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, coronary arterial disease, and others)
- Blood clots
- Bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Liver disease
- Kidney problems
Anastrozole may temporarily blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit or avoid alcoholic beverages and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because the symptoms listed above may increase. In addition, you should not drive while you are on treatment with Anabrez 1 mg until you can do it safely.
Tell your physician if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before using this drug because it may harm you and your unborn baby. Moreover, if you are a breastfeeding mother, you should consult a doctor because there is no information if this medicine passes into breast milk.
- It is advised to store this medicine at room temperature (below 30 Celsius degrees) and away from moisture and direct sunlight.
- Keep away Anastrozole from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.