Anastrozole (Arimidex)

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Anastrozole (Arimidex) is an estrogen blocker for when estrogen levels are too high. It is typically prescribed in 1mg tablets, with 1/2 tablet taken twice a week. It has originally been used to help women with breast cancer, as tumor growth can be dependent on estrogen. There are side effects with anastrozole including:

Blurred vision

Chest pain

Bone pain

Change in heart rate