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Arimidex vs. Femara for Cancer

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Arimidex

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Other Names: Anastrozole

Femara

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/ 147,231 posts
Other Names: Letrozole
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 165,860 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 147,231 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Anastrozole (International Nonproprietary Name) (marketed under the trade name Arimidex by AstraZeneca) is an aromatase inhibitor drug U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of breast cancer after surgery, as well as for metastasis in both... Read more on Wikipedia
Letrozole (International Nonproprietary Name, trade name Femara) is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer after surgery.Estrogens are produced by the conversion of androgens through the a... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Christine
August 2, 2014
Christine wrote
Voice strain taking Femara for lobular breast cancer
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By D
August 6, 2013
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Arimidex and Aromasin side effects
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What patients are saying about Arimidex vs. Femara

7,692 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I had abdominal pain with Arimidex which went away...
...pain with Arimidex which went away when I switched to Femara.  I now have more...
had a lot of problems with arimidex so my MO switched...
...of problems with arimidex so my MO switched me to femara two months ago and I am feeling better. I still have some joint and muscle pain ...My attitude is that it can't hurt to try the femara......
for one year. I had a great degree of bone and joint pain...
Christine, I was on Arimidex for one year. I had a great degree of bone and joint pain. Esp. in the mornings ...am finding the Femara 75% better. I have some muscle and joint stiffness but I ...
the joint pain and back pain on Arimidex was becoming too...
...as the joint pain and back pain on Arimidex was becoming too much, i am tollerating the Femara much better than Arimidex, been on Femara for almos...
pain, but only a fraction of what I felt like on arimidex...
...doc switched me to femara and I can tolerate it much better. Still some joint pain, but only a fraction of what I felt like on arimidex. Be...
etc. I am thinking about going back to the Arimidex...
...I have been on the Femara for about three weeks and I have not had any improvement in my joint pain, stiffness, etc. I am thinking about going back to the Arimidex....
a 2 month vacation from Arimidex, felt great immediately,...
...vacation from meds. I took a 2 month vacation from Arimidex, felt great immediately, switched to ...the killer and am glad to be on Femara. 3 mo...
I did.......had such bad reaction to Arimidex and am doing...
...of what I did.......had such bad reaction to Arimidex and am doing great on Femara.....Hope the change will be...
that part wrong.  Anyway, she has done great on Arimidex
...hasn't had any problems.  She switched due to cost (I think she told me Medicare wasn't paying for Femara?), ...that part wrong.  Anyway, she has done great on Ari...
I had mouth sores while on Arimidex.  I took Arimidex for a...
...mouth sores while on Arimidex.  I took Arimidex for a year and just switched to Femara.  I also have mouth sores on Femara.  They come and ...sores.  I use bioten...
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