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Arimidex (anastrozole) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Arimidex (anastrozole):


High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

anastrozole - cholesterol

During a clinical trial, more patients receiving anastrozole were reported to have elevated serum cholesterol compared to patients receiving tamoxifen (9% versus 3.5%, respectively). Caution should be taken when this agent is prescribed to these patients.

Arimidex (anastrozole) drug Interactions

There are 43 drug interactions with Arimidex (anastrozole)

Arimidex (anastrozole) disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Arimidex (anastrozole) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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