Alstar 1mg Tablet Description:
Alstar 1mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
Alstar 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat breast cancer in women who have attained menopause.
Headache, Hot flushes, Nausea, Skin rash, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Osteoporosis, Weakness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alstar 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Is Alstar a steroid/hormone?
No. Alstar is a non-steroidal drug used in the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids. It is not a hormone
Is Alstar a chemo drug/considered chemotherapy/chemotoxic?
Yes. Alstar is a non-steroidal chemo drug. It is used as a part of chemotherapy or with other chemotoxic agents in the treatment of early-stage or advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women
Is Alstar a controlled substance/illegal?
No. Alstar is not a controlled substance and does not have a potential for addiction and abuse. It is not an illegal drug
Is anastrozole better than tamoxifen?
Anastrozole and tamoxifen are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action and so cannot be compared
Is Alstar same as Arimidex?
Yes. Arimidex is a trade name for active drug Alstar