As part of your breast cancer treatment, your healthcare provider may recommend hormonal therapy with a drug called anastrozole (sold under the brand name Arimidex®). This drug is only approved for use in women who have gone through menopause, and only for certain types of breast cancer. Thus, your healthcare provider will need to make sure that you meet the proper criteria before prescribing it.
Anastrozole comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day. Hot flashes, nausea, and fatigue are some of the most commonly reported side effects of this medication.
(Click Anastrozole for more information about this drug, including details about how it is used, risks, warnings, and other potential side effects.)