Anastrozole

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 (an-AS-troh-zole)

This page contains brief information about anastrozole and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
Arimidex
FDA Approved
Yes

Use in Cancer

Anastrozole is approved to be used alone or with other treatments to treat:

Anastrozole is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Anastrozole

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Anastrozole - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Targeted Cancer Therapies - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer - Information about the use of this drug to prevent and treat cancer.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Anastrozole - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

  • Posted: February 5, 2007
  • Updated: October 16, 2014