Each tablet contains (Anastrozole)
ALTROL IS APPROVED FOR ADJUVANT TREATMENT (TREATMENT FOLLOWING
SURGERY WITH OR WITHOUT RADIATION) OF POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH
HORMONE RECEPTOR-POSITIVE EARLY BREAST CANCER.
ALTROL is approved for the initial treatment of postmenopausal
women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown
locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and for the
treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer
that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen. Patients
with hormone receptor-negative disease and patients who did not
previously respond to tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to
Prescription ALTROL is only for postmenopausal women. ALTROL
should not be taken if you are pregnant because it may harm your
unborn child. Do not take ALTROL if you are allergic to any of
ALTROL 1 mg is a prescription hormonal treatment that helps
fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen in the
body. ALTROL is a selective, non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor,
which significantly lowers serum estradiol (estrogen)
concentrations, without interfering with the formation of
adrenal corticosteroids or aldosterone.
It is FDA approved for the following 3 conditions:
• As an adjuvant treatment for postmenopausal women with hormone
receptor-positive early breast cancer
• For the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone
receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknownlocally advanced or
metastatic breast cancer
• For the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast
cancer that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen
Altrol is indicated for adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women
with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Altrol is indicated for the first-line treatment of postmenopausal
women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor unknown
locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Altrol is indicated for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in
postmenopausal women with disease progression tamoxifen therapy.
Many breast cancers need supplies of the hormone oestrogen to
grow. In women who have had their menopause, the main source of
oestrogen is through the conversion of androgens (sex hormones
produced by the adrenal glands) into oestrogens. This is carried
out by an enzyme called aromatase. The conversion process, known
as aromatisation, happens mainly in the fatty tissues of the body.
This medication is used to treat breast cancer in women who have
gone through "the change of life" (menopause). Anastrozole works
by lowering estrogen hormone levels to help shrink tumors and slow
How To Use
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a
day, or as directed by your doctor.
Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of
appetite, body aches and pains, breast swelling/tenderness/pain,
headache, dry mouth, scratchy throat, increased cough, dizziness,
trouble sleeping, tiredness/weakness, vaginal bleeding, hair
thinning, and weight change can occur. Changes in diet such as
eating several small meals may help lessen the chance of nausea
and vomiting. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious
side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., depression),
numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, persistent cough,
unusual vaginal discharge/burning/itching/odor, unusually stiff
muscles, pain/redness/swelling of the arms or legs, vision
changes, bone pain, bone fracture, signs of infection (e.g.,
fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
Presentation : 10 tablets