is used in hormonal therapy to help treat breast cancer
. Distributed worldwide under the brand name Armidex, it works in keeping the big C in check especially for women in their post-menopausal stage by regulating the amount of estrogen the body secretes.
cells need estrogen to grow so by regulating the amount of estrogen in a woman's body, Anastrozol stops the spread of cancer. This is used along with other treatments and is prescribed to patients that just had surgery or radiation sessions.
Anastrozol is also useful for men and children. Its hormone-regulating properties help prevent men from having hypergenesis, gynecomastia, and low testosterone. Active men, including body builders, use Anastrozol as part of their steroid cycle. Excessive levels of estrogen may cause water retention and some ailments as well. Anastrozol helps in preventing such occurrences by regulating the amount of estrogen in your body. With children, Anastrozol is used to slow down the early onset of puberty. Growth disorders, which may cause several adverse effects to the underdeveloped body, can be treated easily with a supervised intake of Anastrozol.
Anastrozol comes in pill form and is typically taken by mouth
once every day. The dosage and length of treatment depend on how the patient is responding to the medicine. Before starting a treatment with Anastrozol, the patient must first discuss any health condition that might interfere with the efficiency of the medication with their doctor, including any previous or present conditions and all the prescription and non-prescription medications that you are using.
When taking Anastrozol, your progress must be monitored closely by your doctor. He will know whether your body is responding to the treatment or not. If your body shows any signs that it is not handling Anastrozol properly, your doctor might suggest an alternative therapy. Anastrozol treatment may increase your risk for osteoporosis
so talk to your doctor about certain approaches you can use to manage this.
Taking Anastrozol may produce some known side effects, which may be mild or severe depending on your general condition. Experiencing flu-like symptoms, sweating, abdominal disturbances, heartburn
, mood swings, and depression
among others are quite normal. If your physical and emotional discomfort proves to be greater than your body's benefits from taking Anastrozol, tell your doctor. Severe cases of swelling
, chest pain
, breast pain, and the appearance of new lumps must be reported immediately to your doctor.
Several studies showed that using Anastrozol produced better results than Tamoxifen
. Still, you cannot decide whether this medication is for you or not. In as much as you cannot use Anastrozol without a doctor's prescription, you also cannot let someone else use your prescription. The dosage requirement for patients depends on their condition and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Special precautions can only be addressed if you consult a doctor and present yourself for the physical examinations.
Anastrozol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of anastrozol is C17H19N5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[3-(1-cyano-1-methyl-ethyl)-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)phenyl]-2-methyl-propanenitrile
• Molecular weight is 293.366 g/mol
• Anastrozol available : 1mg tablets