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Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

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Anastrozole Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

ANASTROZOLE (an AS troe zole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. Some types of breast cancer depend on estrogen to grow, and this medicine can stop tumor growth by blocking estrogen production.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to anastrozole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • tamoxifen

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Let your doctor or health care professional know about any unusual vaginal bleeding.

Do not treat yourself for diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or other side effects. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • any new or unusual symptoms

  • breathing problems

  • chest pain

  • leg pain or swelling

  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • back or bone pain

  • cough, or throat infection

  • diarrhea or constipation

  • dizziness

  • headache

  • hot flashes

  • loss of appetite

  • nausea

  • sweating

  • weakness and tiredness

  • weight gain

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Broward Health Wound Care CenterWelcome to Broward Health Imperial Point's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, where our compassionate doctors, nurses and healthcare providers work to help your stubborn wounds heal. Our highly-specialized team works together with state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best care possible, ensuring the fastest, safest recovery from a non-healing wound, ulcer or injury.

The Center was a winner of the 2007 Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding clinical outcomes and customer service, presented by Diversified Clinical Services which has over 150 centers nationwide.

Applying an interdisciplinary approach, the Center's staff treats any non-healing wound. Plastic and vascular surgeons and physicians specializing in wound care comprise just part of this team.

Patients treated at the Center have wounds that are non-healing, such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic injuries, radiation injuries, and more. Non-healing wounds are usually treated with growth factors, vacuum-assisted closures and specialized dressings, and when indicated, hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“Dr. (Julio) Montejo and his team did an excellent job of keeping me informed at every step of my treatment, in addition to educating me on how to complete daily dressing changes and compression wrappings so that I would have more control over my treatment and heal quicker. They were gentle, patient and thoroughly explained everything to me and answered my every question. They provided me with amazing care.”

Martin Walderman,
Fort Lauderdale

The use of hyperbaric medicine demonstrates cutting edge technology, working hand in hand with advanced wound care practices.
  • The Center has two Sechrist Model 4100 hyperbaric oxygen chambers which are the largest and most advanced monoplace chambers in the world. These hyperbaric chambers have a very generous 41 inch exterior with extended room to allow a patient to rest fully reclined, comfortable and anxiety-free.
  • It usually takes about 30-40 hyperbaric treatments to treat a hypoxic wound.

No physician referral is required. Call 954-776-8920 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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