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

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Condition: Breast Cancer
10/4/2012 1:09:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking this drug following chemotherapy and radiotherapy for breast cancer.Like the lady who posted on the 20th August 2012 I have had problems with my arms hands legs and feet. I find it difficult to walk now without pain. When I first stand it is difficult to get moving. The pain in my hands in particular keeps me awake at night. To say I have tingling and numbness is putting it mildly ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
8/30/2012 11:33:30 AM

Reviewer: D., 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed with stage one estrogen positive breast cancer in 2006. After a bilateral mastectomy I chose to not have any chemo and just take arimedex which was so expensive that I changed to anastrozole (1mg daily). I have a yearly Reclast infusion to protect my bones and only suffer from minimal side effects which are preferable to not taking the medication. I have spoken with my oncologist a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
8/30/2012 9:31:29 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had stage 1 cancer in right breast, treated with lumpectomy, sentinal node biopsy, and radiation. Very low risk of recurrence. I had taken this drug for 4 months, and had finished my radiation, when I noticed pain and stiffness developing in my hands and elbows. I also have pain and stiffness in my leg joints which makes me walk like a drunk pirate when I first stand. I have trouble holding onto ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/24/2012 5:00:15 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking the drug since Nov. 2011. I was diagnosed with first stage breast cancer in both breasts between last week of Aug. and first week in Sept. of 2011. I was told that the left breast definitely had to be taken, but on the right I had an option, either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I decided on a bilateral mastectomy with no reconstruction. The biopsy showed all the cancer gon ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
5/14/2012 4:02:02 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have severelly decreased appetite with this drug. I am insulin dependent. I use a pump. With pump basal and bolus rates. Decreased both since decreased appetite. BUT--did not decrease my basal rate enough at night since not eating between 8P and 6A. THEREFORE--SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIA twice. COULD HAVE DIED HAD HUSBAND NOT CAUGHT IT. CLEARLY A DRUG INTERRACTION. NO WARNING OF T ... Show Full Comment

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