Altraz 1 mg Tablets
Brand Name: Altraz
Composition: Anastrozole 1mg
Manufactured by: Cytomed (Alkem)
Packing: Pack of 28 Tablets
IS ALTRAZ TABLETS?
Anastrozole lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. This medication is classified as a "non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor"
USES OF ALTRAZ TABLETS:
Anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen . Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor. This means it blocks the enzyme aromatase (found in the body's muscle, skin, breast and fat), which is used to convert androgens (hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogens. Tumor cells dependent on estrogens grow less when there is no estrogen.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
On using Altraz 1 Mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as muscle pain, breast pain, diarrhoea, constipation, cough, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty with sleeping, weakness, rapid weight gain, reduced appetite, hives, headache, skin rash, numbness, irregular heartbeat, clouded thoughts, fever, chills, skin ulcers and swelling. Notify your doctor promptly should any of the allergic reaction show and worsen over time.
shortness of breath (even
with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; a bone fracture; swollen
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained with Altraz 1Mg Tablet, you have any allergy to foods, medicines or substances, you are yet to go through menopause, you are taking any other medications especially those containing estrogen, you have history of liver problems/ heart diseases/ osteoporosis/ high cholesterol.
weakness, hot flashes; numbness or
tingly feeling in your skin;
swelling in your ankles or feet; joint pain or stiffness, problems with your fingers while gripping; sore throat, headache, back pain, bone pain; depression, mood changes, sleep problems (insomnia);
high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears);
nausea, vomiting; or mild rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Altraz 1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Altraz 1 mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
Your doctor has prescribed Altraz 1 mg Tablet to treat breast cancer.
Altraz 1 mg Tablet lowers estrogen production in your body and reduces the growth of hormone-sensitive tumours.
Altraz 1 mg Tablet can be taken with food or on an empty stomach with a glass of water or juice.
Nausea (upset stomach) and hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth) may occur on starting treatment with Altraz 1 mg Tablet but should go away with time. If nausea is bothersome, take it after meal.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible if it is within 12 hours of the missed dose. If it is more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.