Arimidex Drug Interactions

by on April 16, 2012

Arimidex is a powerful medication, and has a risk of negative interactions with other drugs, so be sure to disclose any and all medications, supplements, natural or homeopathic products, birth control, etc., that you are taking prior to accepting a prescription for Arimidex.

Although the most common usage of Arimidex or Anastrozole is in post-menopausal women, it is occasionally prescribed to women who could potentially become pregnant. Since Arimidex influences the production and absorption of estrogen, any medications influencing your hormonal balances should be discontinued immediately while you need to take Arimidex, such as birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptive or replacement methods.

Do not take Arimidex if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • chlorotrianisene
  • conjugated estrogens
  • dienestrol
  • diethylstilbestrol
  • estradiol
  • estrogens conjugated synthetic
  • estrogens esterified
  • estrone
  • estropipate
  • ethinylestradiol
  • mestranol
  • tamoxifen
  • axitinib
  • ivacaftor
  • maitake
  • ruxolitinib
  • taurine

Amiridex is often prescribed in a cycle following Tamoxifen for the treatment of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers, but it should not be taken in conjunction with Tamoxifen under any circumstances.