What Are The Side Effects of Arimidex?

Question from stuminello:I am currently taking Arimidex and I am worried about the side effects. I was originally diagnosed with Breast cancer in 1991 and my cancer recurred last year in the lymph nodes under the sternum. I had radiation and was put on Arimidex.

Answer from Karleen Habin, R.N., nurse consultant for OnCall+: Breast Cancer:The best way to be prepared for your treatment is to fully understand what to expect. Many people react differently to medication.

It is also important that you remember to take your medication as prescribed.

If you develop any side effect that seems to be bothering you, please inform your medical team - who often can help you manage any side effects you might experience.

I have included resources of sites that review the most common side effects. Again, however, discuss any issues or concerns with your medical team.