What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Arimidex (Anastrozole)

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Arimidex (Anastrozole)

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Strength
Qty
1mg

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Generic Equivalent - Arimidex (Anastrozole)

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Strength
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1mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Arimidex is a medication used as a treatment after surgery with or without radiation for early breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It's also used as a first-line treatment for hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown breast cancer that has spread to other tissues, lymph nodes, or other parts of the body. Further, it's used as a second-line treatment of breast cancer that has advanced, grown, or has spread despite tamoxifen therapy in postmenopausal women.

    Arimidex comes in a 1 mg oral tablet.

    Directions

    Take Arimidex exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you have about your prescription.

    The recommended dose of Arimidex is one tablet by mouth once daily, with or without food. The duration of treatment will be determined by your healthcare provider.

    Ingredients

    Each Arimidex tablet contains anastrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. Inactive ingredients include lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.


    Fact Table

    Formula

    C17H19N5

    License

    US FDA

    Bioavailability

    Unknown (but well-absorbed in animals)

    Legal status

    US: RX Only

    Chemical Name

    Anastrozole

    Elimination half-life

    40-50 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    1mg (84 tablets)

    Pregnancy

    Consult a doctor

    Brands

    Arimidex

    Protein binding

    40%

    PubChem CID

    2187

    MedlinePlus

    a696018

    ChEBI

    2704

    ATC code

    L02BG03

    DrugBank

    DB01217

    KEGG

    D00960

    Routes of administration

    By mouth (tablets)


    Contraindications

    Do not take Arimidex if you are allergic to the medication or to any of its ingredients.

    Cautions

    • Before you start treatment with Arimidex, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about:
      • All the medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your health history and current health problems
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
    • Ischemic cardiovascular events can occur, especially in women with pre-existing ischemic heart disease. 
    • Bone mineral density may decrease with Arimidex therapy.
    • Cholesterol may increase with Arimidex therapy.
    • Arimidex can cause harm to an unborn baby; therefore, women of child-bearing age should use effective birth control while being treated with Arimidex and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of the treatment course.

    Side Effects

    Common Arimidex side effects include hot flashes, weakness, joint pain, pain, high blood pressure, depression, nausea, vomiting, rash, osteoporosis, fractures, back pain, sleep problems, headache, bone pain, swelling, cough, shortness of breath, pharyngitis, and swelling of the lymph nodes. 

    Serious side effects include skin lesions, ulcers, or blisters; allergic reactions, including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat; and changes in liver function tests and liver problems.

    Be sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you have side effects that bother you or won't go away.

    Looking for a competitive Arimidex cost? With a valid prescription from your healthcare provider, you can buy Arimidex 1 mg tablets online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    1. Arimidex. ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2021.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1348

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