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Review: could Arimidex cause Mood altered (Mood swings)?

Summary: Mood altered is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,510 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 218 have Mood altered. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood altered and more.

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Arimidex

Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 14,957 Arimidex users)

Mood altered

Mood altered (changes in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,748 Mood altered patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 14,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 218 people (1.50%) have Mood Altered.

Trend of Mood altered in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Mood altered * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood altered24.24%39.39%18.18%9.09%3.03%6.06%0.00%

Age of people who have Mood altered when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood altered0.47%0.00%0.00%0.47%13.95%6.98%28.84%49.30%

Severity of Mood altered when taking Arimidex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mood altered ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (125 people, 57.34%)
  2. Pain (29 people, 13.30%)
  3. Sleep apnoea syndrome (26 people, 11.93%)
  4. Metastases to bone (20 people, 9.17%)
  5. Breast cancer female (18 people, 8.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (43 people, 19.72%)
  2. Zantac (37 people, 16.97%)
  3. Tamoxifen citrate (34 people, 15.60%)
  4. Ativan (33 people, 15.14%)
  5. Oxycontin (33 people, 15.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!

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    nobpdy important on Dec, 19, 2014:

    Just saying but u must have been taking vyvanse instead of adderall because the highest mg of adderall is 30mg. If u were taking 40mg and 60mg u must have been taking vyvanse which goes all the way up to 100mg

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have been taking this medication prescribed by my doctor and I noticed after 2 weeks I am having mood swings... yelling at my family for no reason which is not normal for me. Short tempered and just impatient in general.

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