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Review: could Arimidex cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings 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 swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings 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 swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,722 Mood swings patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 14,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 218 people (1.50%) have Mood Swings.

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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