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Arimidex 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.


  1. "Product Information. Arimidex (anastrozole)." Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (2001):

Arimidex drug interactions

There are 18 drug interactions with Arimidex (anastrozole).

Arimidex disease interactions

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

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

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