Arimidex and Skin necrosis - from FDA reports


Skin necrosis is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old also take medication Cytoxan, and have Breast cancer. This review analyzes which people have Skin necrosis with Arimidex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,852 people who have side effects when taking Arimidex from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 03, 2017

16,852 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex.
Among them, 21 people (0.12%) have Skin necrosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arimidex cause Skin necrosis?

Gender of people who have Skin necrosis when taking Arimidex *:

  • female: 95.24 %
  • male: 4.76 %

Age of people who have Skin necrosis when taking Arimidex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 40 %
  • 50-59: 30 %
  • 60+: 10 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Hypersensitivity (1 person, 4.76%)
  • Erysipelas (1 person, 4.76%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (1 person, 4.76%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (1 person, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Cytoxan (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Oxycontin (16 people, 76.19%)
  • Navelbine (14 people, 66.67%)
  • Femara (14 people, 66.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Pain (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Injury (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Anhedonia (18 people, 85.71%)
  • Tooth Extraction (17 people, 80.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Skin necrosis when taking Arimidex?


Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Arimidex 17,682 users)

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