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Anastrozole is an orally administrable active substance (mean half-life: approx. 45.0 h) from the group of non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors. By blocking the aromatases, the remaining estrogen production in and after menopause decreases again significantly. A single dose of 1 mg already reduces estrogen levels by 70% in 7 days and by up to 80% within 14 days. In addition, anastrozole directly inhibits aromatase in tumor cells. And thus limits the growth and spread of tumor cells.
Anastrozole has no progestogenic, androgenic or estrogenic effect.
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Advanced or metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal patients.
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Undesirable effectsThis section has been translated automatically.
hot flushes, flush
Skin changes rarely (see aromatase inhibitors below)
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Anablock® 1 mg Film coated tablets
AnastroHEXAL® 1 mg Film coated tablets
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The performance-enhancing effect of anastrozole in female athletes is explained by its estrogen-reducing effect. For example, when the concentration of oestrogen decreases, less water and less fat is stored in the body. This provides female athletes with weight advantages, for example.
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