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

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133 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Breast Cancer
2/4/2016 5:26:59 PM

Reviewer: Aunty Lei, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have just started taking anastrazole. I am having insomnia, some memory loss, ankles hurt and hot flashes. I don't know if it's effective yet so no comment on that. I was told that it will be good for me to take. Only time will tell. For sure I would rather take the pill than go experience more cancer.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/25/2015 12:25:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Used for just over 5 years from age 55-60. Did not have any obvious side effects. Cancer recurred 8 months after finishing: very small lump. Wish I had stayed on it. Now taking Exemestane which is causing me problems: nausea, muscle and joint aches.

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/22/2015 3:57:16 PM

Reviewer: stage3, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I will reach the 5 year mark and over the last year I've had pain in both feet. I hope to stop taking it soon.

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/11/2015 1:15:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It has been a year. I have gained weight, my stomach is swollen and hard. I get chest pains, stabbing pain in the side of my head, back pain, can't move my left arm back, severe sweats, dizziness, cough, mouth sores, brittle nails, knee pain, stomach pains, itchy skin. The weight gain is disturbing. I always had a flat stomach, now I can't even hold it in because of it being hard. I eat al ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/7/2015 12:38:24 PM

Reviewer: PRETZEL, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am writing for my mom (who is 83 years old) and was diagnosed w/stage 2 BC. She is also a type 2 diabetic. At first everything seemed to be okay. But within the last 3 months, her hands are numb, badly swollen feet/ankles. But the worse is the mood changes! forgetfulness, confusion, irritable, eyes hurting....

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