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FEMISTRA 1MG TABLET
Salt Composition : Anastrozole
Manufacturer : ZYDUS CADILA
Origin of Medicine : India
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Introduction to Femistra 1mg Tablet
Femistra 1mg tablet is an anticancer drug with the ingredient Anastrozole.. It belongs to the medication class known as aromatase inhibitors. It is used to treat hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Aromatase inhibitors reduce estrogen levels by preventing an enzyme in adipose tissue from converting other hormones into estrogen. This medication helps to delay the recurrence of early-stage breast cancer.
The common side effects are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, itching, inflammation of the joints (arthritis), bone loss (osteoporosis), Bleeding from the vagina, hypersensitivity, and joint, stomach, and kidney pain.
If you are allergic to Anastrozole or its ingredients, tell your doctor before starting treatment with this medication. Tell your doctor if you are still experiencing menstruation and have not yet reached menopause, have Osteoporosis, or have any liver or kidney problems. If you are lactose intolerant, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Do not take medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Femistra 1mg Tablet
- Hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Therapeutic Effects of Femistra 1mg Tablet
Femistra 1mg tablet reduces the amount of estrogen which is produced by the body. It does this by inhibiting aromatase, the enzyme that is naturally present in your body. This can stop or reduce the growth of different breast cancer cells, which depends on estrogen.
Interaction of Femistra 1mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all your medicines, including prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Femistra 1mg tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Femistra 1mg Tablet
- Keep the tablets away from light and moisture.
- Store at room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
- Keep the tablets out of the reach of children and animals.
How to consume Femistra 1mg Tablet
Swallow the tablet whole with water. Avoid chewing, breaking, or crushing it. Take this tablet every day at the same time as prescribed by your doctor. You can take Femistra 1mg tablet with, without, or after food at any time.
Safety Advices for Femistra 1mg Tablet
Do not take this Femistra 1mg tablet if you are pregnant because it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Consult your doctor before starting the treatment
It is unsafe to breastfeed while taking Femistra 1mg tablet because it can cause toxicity to the baby. Please consult your physician for more advice.
It is unknown if patients with lung conditions can consume Femistra 1mg tablet. So, before beginning the treatment, consult your doctor if you have any lung conditions.
Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before taking Femistra 1mg tablet, as this medication should be used with caution in liver disease patients
It is unknown if drinking alcohol while taking an Femistra 1mg tabletis safe. Please speak with your physician.
Femistra 1mg tablet may affect the ability to drive in some patients. Hence, it is advised to avoid driving if you feel tired or weak while taking this injection.
Side Effects of Femistra 1mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms produced by medication. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Hypersensitive skin rash.
- Swelling of small blood vessels.
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing.
- Severe skin rash with blisters or ulcers, which is called Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
- Loss of appetite
- Vaginal bleeding and dryness
- Bone loss (Osteoporosis)
- Inflammation of the joints (arthritis)
- Diarrhea, Nausea
- Muscle pain
- Allergic hypersensitivity
- Bone pain
- Tingling, pain, coldness, weakness in parts of the hand.
- Hair thinning
Word of Advice
It is advised to inform your doctor if you have a history of osteoporosis and liver or kidney diseases. Femistra 1mg tablet reduces levels of the estrogen hormone. You can have weaker bones that are more likely to break. To maintain bone health in women who have gone through menopause, you should control these risks.
Q 1. What is Femistra 1mg tablet used for?
Femistra 1mg tablet is an anticancer drug. It belongs to the medication class known as aromatase inhibitors It is used to treat hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Q 2. Can children or adults take Femistra 1mg tablet?
No, Femistra 1mg tablet is not recommended for children or adults. Talk with your doctor for more information.
Q 3. Can Femistra 1mg tablet cause skin problems?
Skin problems include a skin rash, dry skin, and itching. This usually goes back to normal when your treatment finishes.
Q 4. Can Femistra 1mg tablet (Arimidex) cause bone disease?
Femistra 1mg tablet (Arimidex) can weaken your bones and increase your risk of fractures (a condition called osteoporosis). Your provider might ask you to do a bone mineral density (BMD) test while taking Femistra 1mg tablet (Arimidex) to ensure that your bones are healthy and strong.
Q 5. Will it affect my contraception or fertility?
Femistra 1mg tablet is generally given to you only if you have gone through the menopause. However, some people find that they start to have periods again after taking Femistra 1mg tablet. If this happens to you, it’s important to use reliable contraception. Talk to your doctor if your periods start again or if there is any chance that you maybe are pregnant. Femistra 1mg tablet is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q 6. I’m pregnant. Is that safe to take Femistra 1mg tablet?
No, It is unsafe to take Femistra 1mg tablet during pregnancy as it can cause harmful effects on the unborn baby.
Q 7. Can Femistra 1mg tablet cause any kidney-related problems?
Care has to be given if you have any kidney-based problems. Inform your doctor if you have any history of kidney problems.
Fact Box of Femistra 1mg Tablet
Molecule name: Anastrozole
Therapeutic class: Anti-Cancer
Pharmacological class: Aromatase Inhibitor
Indication: Hormone-dependent breast cancer
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- ARIMIDEX, U.S Food & Drug Administration FDA, [Revised on Oct 2010] [ Accessed on Feb 16th, 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020541s026lbl.pdf
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