Femistra 1mg Tablet

Brand Name Femistra 1mg Tablet
Salt Composition Anastrozole (1mg)
Strength 1mg
Product Form Tablet
Pack 10 Tablet(s) in Strip
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Anti-Cancer
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Zydus Altana Healthcare Private Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressZydus Altana Healthcare Private Ltd C-4 MIDC, Village Pawne, Thane Belapur Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400 705, India
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    Medical Description of Femistra 1mg Tablet

    Femistra 1mg Tablet contains Anastrozole 1mg used to treat early-stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women and it is also used as a first-line treatment of advanced breast cancer that has spread to other parts of your body. It works by decreasing the amount of female hormone in the body and stops the growth of cancer cells that required estrogen to grow.


    Femistra 1mg Tablet Uses

    It is used in the treatment of the following conditions as Breast cancer


    Femistra 1mg Tablet Benefits

    Breast cancer

    It is a type of cancer that forms in the breast cells. It is common among women. Symptoms include breast lump, change in breast size, redness, pitting of the skin, color change, and peeling surrounding the breast skin or nipple. This medicine helps to inhibit the multiplication of cancer cells.


    Femistra 1mg Tablet Indication

    The Femistra 1mg Tablet is prescribed in the following indications as breast cancer in postmenopausal women which is metastatic who has positive or negative estrogen receptors.


    Mechanism of action of Femistra 1mg Tablet

    Femistra 1mg Tablet contains Anastrozole 1mg is an anti-cancer medication, an aromatase inhibitor. In postmenopausal women, estrogen is derived from an aromatase enzyme that converts adrenal androgens to estrone and estradiol. Anastrozole 1mg is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor that reduces serum estrogen and its derivatives levels thus signaling process for the proliferation of abnormal cells is inhibited. Thus it shrinks the abnormal cells and minimizes metastasis thus treating and controlling cancers or tumors.


    How Femistra 1mg Tablet works

    Femistra 1mg Tablet contains Anastrozole 1mg is an anti-cancer medication, an aromatase inhibitor. It produces its action by inhibiting estrogen receptors thus the signaling process for angiogenesis and proliferation of abnormal cells is inhibited. It minimizes the growth of abnormal cancer cells and terminates metastasis of tumors or cancers.


    Femistra 1mg Tablet Contraindication

    • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Anastrozole
    • It is not recommended to use in children
    • It is contraindicated to use this medicine during pregnancy


    Femistra 1mg Tablet Side Effects

    • Hot flashes
    • Pain
    • Depression
    • Hypertension
    • Vasodilation
    • Mood disturbances
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • ‘Chest pain


    FAQs for Femistra 1mg Tablet

    • When can I plan a pregnancy if I am using the Femistra 1mg Tablet?

    Avoid planning for pregnancy while you are receiving this medicine and also use an effective contraceptive for at least 3 months after taking the last medicine.

    • Does the Femistra 1mg Tablet cause hair loss?

    Yes, one of the common side effects of this medicine is hair loss. Kindly consult with your doctor if your symptoms even persist after withdrawal of the medicines.

    • How to treat constipation during the treatment?

    To treat constipation drink plenty of water a day and keep you active, add fiber to your diet. If you do not have a bowel movement for more than 3 days kindly consult with your doctor.


    Precautions and general warning of Femistra 1mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    It is not clear that consuming alcohol is safe while you are receiving this medicine. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Driving or operating machinery

    It is considered unsafe to drive while you are receiving this medicine it may affect your ability to drive, decrease alertness, and make you feel sleepy and drowsy. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Pregnancy

    The use of this medicine is considered unsafe during pregnancy because it may produce any harmful effects. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Breast Feeding

    The use of this medicine is considered unsafe during breastfeeding because it may produce any harmful effects. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Kidney Problem

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients who are having a renal impairment. Adjust the dose as per the requirement. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Liver Disease

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients who are having hepatic impairment. Adjust the dose as per the requirement. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    How to Take Femistra 1mg Tablet

    Femistra 1mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should not chew, cut or crush the tablet. Initially start with a low dose and slowly increase the dose once every week. Follow the direction mentioned within the label if you probably did not understand the appliance kindly ask your doctor or pharmacist to elucidate in detail. Do not withdraw the medicine when you feel better kindly complete the course of treatment to avoid reoccurrence.


    Use of Femistra 1mg Tablet in Adult

    It is considered to be safe to use this medicine in an adult patient if the drug is prescribed by a doctor. Kindly consult with your doctor


    Use of Femistra 1mg Tablet in children

    It is not recommended to use this medicine in children. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Use of Femistra 1mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    Femistra 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with an elderly age group, which leads to developing further medical problems, leads to worsening the patient's health conditions. Kindly consult with your doctor. Dose modification or replacement is required based on the medical conditions of the patient.


    Other general warnings

    • The use of this medicine increases the incidence of developing ischemic cardiovascular events in women with a history of ischemic heart diseases.
    • The use of this medicine decreases the lumbar spine and total hip bone mineral density and it also increases the risk for developing fractures and osteoporosis,
    • Increased serum cholesterol was reported while you are using this medicine


    Talk to your doctor if

    • You are not responding to the treatment
    • You have experienced any allergic reaction like rashes and itching
    • You have a receiving any concomitant medication and disease


    General instructions

    Anastrozole 1mg is used to treat early-stage breast cancer. It produces its action by inhibiting estrogen receptors thus the signaling process for angiogenesis and proliferation of abnormal cells is inhibited. It minimizes the growth of abnormal cancer cells and terminates metastasis of tumors or cancers.


    Drug Interaction of Femistra 1mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    Estradiol

    It is contraindicated to use this medicine because the use of estradiol decreases the effect of anastrozole by pharmacodynamic antagonism.

    Tamoxifen

    It is contraindicated to use this medicine because the use of tamoxifen decreases the effect of anastrozole by unspecified interaction mechanism.

    Palifermin

    Use alternative drug because the use of palifermin increase the toxicity of the anastrozole by increasing the severity and duration of oral mucositis

    Cholera vaccine

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of anastrozole decreases the effect of the cholera vaccine by immunosuppressive effects and it also increases the risk of developing an infection

    Drug-Food Interaction

    No data is available kindly consult with your doctor.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    Cardiovascular events

    Therapy should be administered with caution in women with a history of ischemic heart diseases because they have a higher incidence of ischemic cardiovascular events while using this medicine

    Hepatic dysfunction

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients with severe hepatic impairment because the use of this medicine metabolized in the liver and cause hepatic cirrhosis

    Osteoporosis

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients with osteoporosis because the use of this medicine decreases the lumbar spine and bone mineral density.


    Over Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor don’t overdose on the medicine. If you have taken an overdose of this medicine immediately meet the doctor and rush to the nearby hospital.


    Missed Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor. Do not skip the medicine, if you forgot to take the medicine or missed the dose. It is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Don’t take the extra dose take the regular dose immediately. Don’t use the two-dose at one time (Double Dose).


    Storage and Disposal

    • Stored at 30°C at room temperature.
    • Protect from light and heat.
    • Keep away from children and pets. Otherwise, it becomes toxic to them.
    • Disposed of properly in a suitable bag.


    Fast Tag

    • Anastrozole 1mg is an anti-cancer medication, an aromatase inhibitor
    • It is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    • Kindly avoid pregnancy while you are taking this medicine
    • Kindly check your vitamin D and bone mineral density if needed