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Review: could Arimidex cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness?

Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness could be caused by Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,487 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,038 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.

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Arimidex

Arimidex (latest outcomes from 14,925 users) has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,523 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 14,487 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 1,038 people (7.17%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,536,034 people who have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness8.65%24.32%17.84%12.43%21.08%15.68%0.00%

Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.62%0.00%0.00%0.10%5.03%7.49%25.05%61.70%

Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Arimidex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (475 people, 45.76%)
  2. Metastases to bone (136 people, 13.10%)
  3. Hypertension (80 people, 7.71%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (66 people, 6.36%)
  5. Pain (63 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (369 people, 35.55%)
  2. Aredia (225 people, 21.68%)
  3. Taxotere (189 people, 18.21%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (161 people, 15.51%)
  5. Aspirin (155 people, 14.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Fatigue is moderate - severe, no doctor knows why!
    Joint pain and muscle aches
    asthma has returned and upper respiratory infections (gets easily) Had a history of asthma when young but since moving off farm in 1958-60...no more symptoms until last year or two.

    We want to take her off this medication to see if improvement.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • My blood pressure has steadily climbed since I began taking Arimidex for metastatic breast cancer nearly 3 years ago. The cancer is under control, but I have had a number of side effects and am currently taking 3 more medications to deal with the side effects.

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