Overview of Anatero
Anatero is an effective formulation of an anticancer agent known as Anastrozole. It is a prescription medication used in the treatment of postmenopausal women diagnosed with early breast cancer. Anatero is indicated as an adjuvant therapy to treat hormone receptor-positive early cancer of the breast in females. The drug is available in the fixed strength of 1 mg in the form of tablets by Hetero Drugs for oral administration only. It can, however, be administered with or without food as per the prescription given by the healthcare team.
The active compound present in Anatero tablets is Anastrozole. Its inactive ingredients are titanium dioxide, povidone, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, sodium starch glycolate, lactose, polyethylene glycol, and magnesium stearate. Anatero (Anastrozole) tablets work by exerting effects similar to that of anti-estrogenic agents by causing inhibition of aromatase enzyme in a selective plus competitive way. Belonging to the class of Antiestrogens, this regimen is a strong anti-cancer regimen and a strategic clinical solution for breast cancer.
The following are some of the interactions valid in the case of patients administering Anatero (Anastrozole) tablets.
Drug Interactions: Thalidomide, conjugated estrogens, estradiol, estramustine, conjugated estrogens topical, estropipate, and estrone might show clinically relevant interactions with the Anatero’s ingredients including Anastrozole. Dose adjustments may be needed concerning these regimens or Anatero tablets if you consume any of the mentioned drugs. Your healthcare team may prescribe certain tests during the therapy and watch for the signs of adverse effects.
Disease Interactions: High levels of cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and hepatic dysfunction might show clinically relevant interactions with the Anatero’s ingredients including Anastrozole. Dose adjustments may be needed concerning Anatero tablets if you are diagnosed with any of the mentioned diseases. Your healthcare team may prescribe certain tests during the therapy and watch for the signs of adverse effects.
Food Interactions: Anatero (Anastrozole) tablets can be consumed with or without food. There is no significant interaction between food and the overall absorption of Anastrozole known by now. However, be sure to learn about interactions between alcohol and Anatero tablets from your healthcare team before starting the therapy.
Q1- What is Anatero (Anastrozole)?
A- Anatero (Anastrozole) tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It is used in the treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This medicine belongs to a group of antineoplastic (cancer-fighting medications) known as nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Anatero (Anastrozole)?
A- Store Anatero (Anastrozole) tablets at room temperature. Don’t store above 30°C (86°F). Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Anatero (Anastrozole)?
A- Some of the common side effects of Anatero (Anastrozole) are skin rash, weakness, chest pain, dizziness, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, pale skin, irregular heartbeat, vaginal bleeding, constipation, difficulty in breathing, etc. There can be other side effects also. Therefore, make sure to contact a doctor if side effects occur or last longer than usual.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Anatero?
A- The active ingredient of Anatero tablets is Anastrozole. It is available in the strength of 1 mg in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Q5- Name some alternate brands of Anatero (Anastrozole)?
A- Some of the substitutes for Anatero (Anastrozole) tablets are:
- Femistra Tablet
- Erpr Plus Tablet
- Aritoz Tablet
- Alstar 1mg Tablet
- Femitraz Tablet
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- It is important to take Anatero (Anastrozole) as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water and take it regularly at the same time every day. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
Overdose: In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention to get needed support.
Missed dose: In case you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember if it is not already the time for your next scheduled dose. Also, be sure to call your healthcare provider for the same. Do not double the dose to catch up with the missed dose.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Before the consumption of this medicine, it is advised to contact a healthcare professional regarding:
- Your medical history
- Your medical condition
- Any scheduled vaccine
- Any allergy you have or ever had
- Any disease you have or ever had
- Medicines/supplements you already take
Q9- Is it safe to take Anatero (Anastrozole) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A-Taking Anatero (Anastrozole) during pregnancy or breastfeeding might not be safe. Consult your healthcare provider.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Anatero (Anastrozole)?
A- After taking Anatero (Anastrozole), you may feel dizzy or unwell. Make sure to avoid driving if such side effects occur.