Arimidex vs Femara

Arimidex
(Rx)
Femara
(Rx)
Arimidex is a cancer medication.
Femara is a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cancer
1.5
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 27, 1995
July 25, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
258,522 Discussions
231,226 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
Arimidex is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, body builders use it for Bloating and Water Retention, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PCOS
#2 for Cancer
#3 for Breast Cancer
#4 for Infertility
Our data suggest that Femara is taken for PCOS and Infertility, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Breast Cancer.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ari
Joint Pain
8
Weight Gain
7
Hot Flashes
7
Itching
2
Insomnia
2
Bone Loss
2
Weight Loss
2
Anxiety
2
Arthritis
2
Headaches
2
Fem
Hot Flashes
7
Joint Pain
5
Headaches
5
Weight Gain
4
Weight Loss
3
Insomnia
2
Bleeding
1
Bone Pain
1
Mood Swings
1
Arthritis
1
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Arimidex
Ari
Femara
Fem
Joint Pain
Ari
Fem
8
5
Weight Gain
Ari
Fem
7
4
Hot Flashes
Ari
Fem
7
7
Itching
Ari
Fem
2
0
Insomnia
Ari
Fem
2
2
Bone Loss
Ari
Fem
2
0
Weight Loss
Ari
Fem
2
3
Anxiety
Ari
Fem
2
0
Arthritis
Ari
Fem
2
1
Headaches
Ari
Fem
2
5
Hot Flashes
Fem
Ari
7
7
Joint Pain
Fem
Ari
5
8
Headaches
Fem
Ari
5
2
Weight Gain
Fem
Ari
4
7
Weight Loss
Fem
Ari
3
2
Insomnia
Fem
Ari
2
2
Bleeding
Fem
Ari
1
0
Bone Pain
Fem
Ari
1
0
Mood Swings
Fem
Ari
1
0
Arthritis
Fem
Ari
1
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Arimidex is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Femara is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Arimidex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Femara and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Anastrozole
Letrozole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Arimidex and Femara: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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