Altraz is a medication that contains the active ingredient Anastrazole, belonging to the class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. It is manufactured by Cytomed (Alkem Laboratories Ltd.) and is available in the form of tablets in a pack of 28. It requires a prescription to purchase.
Altraz is primarily used to treat breast cancer in women who have completed menopause. It is prescribed to lower the level of estrogen in the body and prevent the cancer cells from multiplying and spreading.
How to Use:
Altraz should be taken orally, once a day, with or without food. The dosage and duration of treatment may differ depending on the severity of the condition. It is recommended to follow the instructions provided by the doctor.
Altraz should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use the tablets beyond their expiration date.
Mechanism of Action:
Altraz works by reducing the levels of estrogen in the body, which is responsible for the growth and spread of breast cancer cells. It inhibits the activity of an enzyme called aromatase, thereby preventing the conversion of androgens to estrogens.
Before using Altraz, inform the doctor about any medical conditions or allergies that you may have. If you have a history of liver or kidney problems, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should not take Altraz without consulting the doctor. Patients taking Altraz should be monitored regularly for symptoms such as bone pain, fractures, and changes in cholesterol levels.
Altraz is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Anastrazole or any of its ingredients. It is also contraindicated in premenopausal women and men.
Altraz may interact with certain medications such as tamoxifen, estrogen-containing products, and drugs that affect liver enzymes, resulting in reduced effectiveness or increased side effects. Inform the doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking before starting Altraz.
In the case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. An overdose may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and blurred vision.
Some common side effects of Altraz include hot flashes, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you experience any severe side effects such as chest pain, difficulty in breathing, or swelling of the face, seek immediate medical attention.