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Arimidex vs Femara

Arimidex
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Femara
Other name: Anastrozole (Anastrozole)
Other name: Letrozole (Letrozole)
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I had abdominal pain with Arimidex which went away...
" ...you on Arimidex? I had abdominal pain with Arimidex which went away when I switched to... "

had a lot of problems with arimidex so my MO switched...
" Debbie...I had a lot 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 and fatigue but I'm ...is doable for now. My... "

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the joint pain and back pain on Arimidex was becoming too...
" ...to Femara 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... "

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ith less side effects ? I've got hair loss, insomnia,...
" ...switch from Femara to Arimidex with less side effects ? I've got hair loss, insomnia, joint pain, weight gain and severe sweating from Femara, but doctor... "

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pain, but only a fraction of what I felt like on arimidex...
" ...arimidex so 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... "

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c. I am thinking about going back to the Arimidex....
" ...from Arimidex to Femara. 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... "

I did.......had such bad reaction to Arimidex and am doing...
" ...reverse of what I did.......had such bad reaction to Arimidex and am doing great on Femara.....Hope the change will be good... "

2 month vacation from Arimidex, felt great immediately, sw...
" ...of vacation from meds. I took a 2 month vacation from Arimidex, felt great immediately, switched to Femara ...was the killer and am glad to be on Femara.... "

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I had mouth sores while on Arimidex. I took Arimidex for a...
" I had 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 go.... "

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Arimidex to let me have a break from Femara side effects f...
" ...surgery followed by radiation and Femara. Just switched to Arimidex to let me have a break from Femara side effects for the holidays. It's helping! Am also supposed to be taking baby aspirin but keep... "

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