Anastrozole lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. Anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox). Anastrozole may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Arimidex (Anastrozole) is primarily used to treat breast cancer in those who have experienced menopause. This medication has been proven effective after a range usage and showing positive results. This drug lowers estrogen thus slowing the growth of breast tumors. It works by lowering estrogen levels and preventing tumors that require this hormone for their growth from developing further. This drug has a number of uses which are recorded in doctor's guide only.