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Arimidex vs. Femara for Cancer

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Arimidex

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/ 159,638 posts
Other Names: Anastrozole

Femara

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/ 136,706 posts
Other Names: Letrozole
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 159,638 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 136,706 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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August 6, 2013
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Arimidex and Aromasin side effects
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What patients are saying about Arimidex vs. Femara

7,569 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to Femara. I have been on the Femara for about three weeks...
...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 going back...
Femara and they switched to Armidex and did not have the...
...have been taking femara for just a ...some friends that were having problems with Femara and they switched to Armidex and did not have ...that were on armidex and switched to femara.  You mig...
having problems with aches and pains on Arimidex, 10th...
...you changed from Arimidex to Femara. I am really having problems with aches and pains on Arimidex, 10th month. I asked my oncologist about Femara and she said its the same as Arimidex. I...
switched from Arimidex to Femara back in March due to joint...
...switched from Arimidex to Femara back ...human being again!I started Femara, and the pains ...came back worse. I'm still on Femara, and am deciding if I should go back to Arimidex.  Only 3yr...
to Femara Hi Everyone, Went to see onc yesterday and...
...to Femara Hi Everyone, Went ...from arimidex and he suggested that femara is thought to cause less joint pain. We shall see. When I consulted with pharmacist she said femara is much stronger tha...
considering switching from Arimidex to Femara to see if...
I have considering switching from Arimidex to Femara to see if the side ...any of the effectiveness of Arimidex. Good info you shared. T...
I was changed from arimidex to femara.  I still feel tired,...
I was changed from arimidex to femara.  I still feel tired, worn ...going to handle taking femara.  Don't know of...
from the Arimidex after 5 years to Femara a new treatment...
...is exciting for me!  So, is moving from the Arimidex after 5 years to Femara a new treatment plan? ...
thinking of changing from Femara to Arimidex but not sure...
Hi I was thinking of changing from Femara to Arimidex but not sure as I have all the aches and pains you have. I notice my hair...
to femara was vastly better than to arimidex. Can't hurt...
...told me they're all the same, my reaction to femara was vastly better than to arimidex. Can't hurt (ha-no joke) to...
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