Manufacturer: ALKEM manufactures Altraz.

Uses:

The uses of Altraz include:
Altraz used in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Some breast cancers need the hormone oestrogen to grow. In women who have had their menopause, the main source of oestrogen is through the change of androgens (sex hormones) into oestrogens. Anastrozole works by preventing this change therefore reducing the amount of oestrogen in the body.

How to take anastrozole

Take your medication exactly as directed by your doctor

Try to take your tablet at the same time each day

If you are sick shortly after taking a dose, or you forget a dose, check with your doctor. You will be told whether to take the dose again, or wait until the next dose is due.

Getting the most from your treatment

Do not stop taking anastrozole even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you

Before having any kind of medical treatment, including dental or emergency treatment, tell the doctor, surgeon, dentist, or other medical professional, that you are taking anastrozole

Keep your regular appointments with your doctor so your progress can be monitored

Anastrozole lowers the levels of female hormones in the body which may lead to thinning of the bones. This can reduce bone strength therefore you may be required to have bone density tests before and during your treatment.