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Review: could Arimidex cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Flonase, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,487 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,045 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 14,487 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 53 people (0.37%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.06% of all the 88,979 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention12.50%37.50%0.00%12.50%12.50%25.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.64%29.79%59.57%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Arimidex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (24 people, 45.28%)
  2. Metastases to bone (8 people, 15.09%)
  3. Pain (7 people, 13.21%)
  4. Breast cancer female (5 people, 9.43%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (3 people, 5.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flonase (11 people, 20.75%)
  2. Zometa (10 people, 18.87%)
  3. Coumadin (9 people, 16.98%)
  4. Nexium (9 people, 16.98%)
  5. Tamoxifen citrate (9 people, 16.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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