Drug interactions between Arimidex and toremifene
Interactions between your drugs
- Arimidex is in the following drug classes: aromatase inhibitors, hormones/antineoplastics.
- Arimidex is used to treat the following conditions:
- Toremifene is a member of the following drug classes: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators.
- Toremifene is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: toremifene
You should avoid drinking grapefruit juice during treatment with toremifene. Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of toremifene. This can make you more likely to develop side effects such as vaginal bleeding, blood clots, or an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious or life-threatening. Contact your doctor if you experience potential signs and symptoms of blood clots such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden loss of vision, and pain, redness or swelling your arms or legs. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or fast or pounding heartbeats during treatment with toremifene. Talk to your doctor before using toremifene with soy products. There is some evidence that substances present in soy may stimulate breast tumor growth and interfere with the action of toremifene, although this has not been proven. Whether soy products are effective for hot flashes is also uncertain. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antineoplastic hormones' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antineoplastic hormones' category:
- anastrozole (active ingredient in Arimidex (anastrozole))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.