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Cancer , medically called a malignancy neoplasm, is a term for a large group of different diseases. In cancer, cell (biology)s divide...
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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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Top Concerns
Ari
Joint Pain
9
Weight Gain
7
Hot Flashes
7
Itching
3
Bone Loss
3
Insomnia
2
Weight Loss
2
Osteoporosis
2
Arthritis
2
Bone Pain
2
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Hot Flashes
7
Joint Pain
5
Headaches
5
Weight Gain
4
Weight Loss
3
Insomnia
2
Bleeding
1
Mood Swings
1
Bone Pain
1
Arthritis
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Ari
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About Arimidex
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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About Femara
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...
" ...abdominal 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...... "

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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... "

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with less side effects ? I've got hair loss, insomnia...
" ...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 thinks... "

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... "

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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.... "

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... "

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 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... "

to Arimidex to let me have a break from Femara side effects...
" ...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 ke... "

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