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What is Veridex used for?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Sep 20, 2022.

Official answer


Veridex, a brand name drug from Turkey, has been reported as containing the breast cancer medicine anastrozole.

In the U.S. anastrozole is known as Arimidex. This is also the most common brand name for anastrozole worldwide, found in over 100 countries.

Anastrozole is approved by the FDA:

  • to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women
  • for women whose cancer has progressed after taking tamoxifen (brand name: Soltamox). The brand name Nolvadex has been discontinued from marketing in the U.S.

Anastrozole works by lowering estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast cancers that require estrogen. It is classified as an aromatase inhibitor and hormone / antineoplastic agent.

What are some foreign brand names for anastrozole?*

  • ACH-Anastrozole (Canada)
  • A-Dex (Republic of Korea)
  • Alozex (Brazil, Czech Republic)
  • Anaprex (Czech Republic)
  • Anastrodex (Egypt)
  • Anastrol (Australia)
  • Anatero (Philippines, Zimbabwe)
  • Anaya (Czech Republic)
  • Anazo (Sri Lanka, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam)
  • Anazol (Finland)
  • Ansuzole (Malaysia, Taiwan)
  • Anzol (Philippines)
  • Apo-Anastrozole (Australia, Canada, Singapore)
  • Aremed (Malta, New Zealand, Taiwan)
  • Arianna (Australia)
  • Arimidex (multiple countries including: Australia, Austria. Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia,Thailand, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, Zimbabwe)
  • Armida (Philippines)
  • Armotraz (Jordan)
  • Atrocela (Czech Republic)
  • Axastrol (Ukraine)
  • Bio-Anastrozole (Canada)
  • CCP-Anastrozole (Canada)
  • DOM-Anastrozole (Canada)
  • Egistrozol (Ukraine)
  • Femistra (Sri Lanka)
  • Femizet (Philippines, Thailand)
  • Gondonar (Argentina, Paraguay)
  • IPG-Anastrozole (Canada)
  • Lapostim (Croatia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala)
  • Leprofen (Paraguay)
  • Madelen (Jordan)
  • Mint-Anastrolzole (Canada)
  • Sananas (Philippines)
  • Trozolite (Argentina)
  • Vexal-A (Philippines)
  • Victeve (Lebanon)
  • Zanazole (Lebanon)
  • Zynzol (Czech Republic)

*Names accessed via and Up to Date / Lexicomp. This is not a complete list of foreign drug names or locations. Products may not always be reliable or available in foreign countries. Some products may have been discontinued by foreign manufacturers.

Products may not always be reliable, safe or available in every foreign country listed. Some products may have been discontinued by foreign manufacturers, and this list may be incomplete. Use extreme caution if you are purchasing any medicine over the Internet, either domestic or international.

How is anastrozole taken?

  • In an adult, anastrozole (Arimidex) is taken by mouth as one oral tablet once a day. It is supplied as a 1 mg tablet.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • This medicine is usually continued until your breast cancer progresses, you have intolerable side effects, or your doctor decides to discontinue the medication for other reasons.

A generic option for Arimidex, known as anastrozole, is available in the U.S.

Learn More: FAQs About Anastrozole

This is not all the information you need to know about anastrozole for safe and effective use and does not take the place of your doctor’s directions. Review the full product information from the country of origin and discuss its use with your health care provider before you take it. This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this product.


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