Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of anastrozole oral.

    Overall User Ratings

    136 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 16-20 of 70 Next»
    Condition: Breast Cancer
    9/24/2014 4:06:33 PM

    Reviewer: pkscott, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I had a stage 1, invasive breast cancer that was treated by lumpectomy and 6 1/2 weeks radiation. Doc prescribed a drug for 5 years. I started on Femara, but night sweats and hot flashes were so severe, she switched me to this drug. The first 10 months were fine, no side effects. But, the past 2 months, the night sweats and hot flashes have returned with a vengeance. Also experiencing a lot o ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    9/21/2014 7:52:28 PM

    Reviewer: Mil, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this medication for six weeks and experienced too many side effects to include: rash similar to goose bumps throughout entire body, itchiness throughout entire body, hand and feet swelling, joint pain equating to major arthritis, back pain. leg cramps and muscle spasms. Hand numbness, skin discoloration, dryness of the mouth, etc. My Doctor has taken me off the medication. Now after anothe ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    8/8/2014 9:27:59 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    coughing,joint pain,and sweating. I take it at bedtime along with an otc pain pill to help with the pain.

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    7/11/2014 1:12:03 AM

    Reviewer: SBP, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    No way of telling if this drug is working. Had knee pain, corrected by use of Osteo-bi-flex. Now have trigger finger and muscle or tendon in left arm is so tight it burns when I stretch. Who knows what else this drug is causing. Dr said symptoms which appear after taking for a month should be only symptoms but that's a lie. Seems new symptoms appear frequently.

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    6/26/2014 7:05:40 PM

    Reviewer: Luz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have sever fatigue and joint and muscle pain especially ankles and lower back. My I B S symptoms have worsened and I am now experiencing mild depression. My doctor told me to get off of it for 2weeks and then restart it agin to see if symptoms return. An I have only been on it for 6 months. Can't imagine taking this drug for 10 years

    «Previous 16-20 of 70 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.