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Review: could Arimidex cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings 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 14,489 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 218 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings 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.

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 119,704 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,469 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 218 people (1.51%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.18% of all the 119,398 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mood swings in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings24.24%39.39%18.18%9.09%3.03%6.06%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.47%0.00%0.00%0.47%13.95%6.98%28.84%49.30%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Arimidex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

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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  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Mirena was placed after giving birth.With-in a yr behavior had gradually changed- to reckless behavior,financial instability, drugs stealing- other illegal activities. At 3 yrs old baby was taken & still unable to manage a normal stable life to this day - marena iud was removed approx 3 wks ago - waiting now to see the out come

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Mirena was placed after giving birth.With-in a yr behavior had gradually changed- to reckless behavior,financial instability, drugs stealing- other illegalactivities. At 3 yrs old baby was taken & still unable to manage a normal stable life to this day - marena iud was removed approx 3 wks ago - waiting now to see the out come

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