What are Altraz 1mg 14-Tablets?
Altraz 1mg 14-Tablet contains salt called Anastrozole. It belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-cancer drugs. It is hormone therapy for breast cancer in women with menopause. It is used along with other anticancer treatments like surgery or radiation and prescribed when a person has not responded well to other therapy. This medicine is beneficial to delay the recurrence of the early stage of breast cancer. It falls under the category of aromatase inhibitor. It helps to lower the estradiol concentration in the blood which slows down the tumor growth and size.
What is the Anastrozole drug used for?
Anastrozole is sold under the brand name Arimidex. It is manufactured in India by Alkem Laboratories Limited. Anastrozole is used with other treatments such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in women who have experienced menopause. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. It decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of breast cancers. Anastrozole is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors.
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells. Cancer forms either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk, and ducts are the pathways that bring the milk from the glands to the nipple. Cancer occurs in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within your breast.
Cancers occur when changes called mutations take place in genes that regulate cell growth. The changes let the cells divide and multiply in an uncontrolled way. The uncontrolled cancer cells often occupy other healthy breast tissue and can travel to the lymph nodes under the arms. And move to other parts of the body.
- What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
Breast cancer symptoms can vary for each person. Some signs of breast cancer include:
- A change in the size, shape, and texture of the breast.
- A mass or lump, as small as a pea
- A lump or thickening in or near your breast or in your underarm
- A change in the look of your skin on your breast or nipple
- Redness of the skin on your breast or nipple
- A marble-like hardened area under your skin
- Bloodstained or clear fluid discharge from your nipple
Altraz comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take Altraz at around the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include hot flashes. Nausea, rashes, joint pain, and weakness. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. Regular monitoring of blood cells is essential.
The benefit of Altraz 14 Tablets
- In the treatment of Breast cancer – Breast cancer refers to the disease in which there is an overgrowth of cells in the breast which may go out of control. Altraz helps to treat breast cancer by decreasing the amount of hormone called estrogen by blocking the substance ( an enzyme) in your body called aromatase. It changes the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It stops its growth. It gives relief to the symptoms of breast cancer.
Side effects of Altraz 14 Tablets
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Change in mood
Loss of appetite
Tiredness and weakness
How are Altraz 14 tablets taken?
Altraz comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take Altraz at around the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Altraz 14 table work?
This medicine helps in the treatment of breast cancer by decreasing the amount of hormone called estrogen. It acts on muscles, breast tissue, and fatty tissue. It helps in the formation of estrogen. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancers that need estrogen to grow.