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Does Arimidex contain chemo elements in any form?

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Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015
Question: Just one question, please. Does Arimidex contain any chemo elements in any form?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Arimidex is anastrozole, a hormonal agent. It is not chemo or even closely related to chemo.

All the best.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
Then how come pharmacist, some doctors, hospitals (including XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Medical center) nurses, and pharmaceutical manufacturing state that it is. Are they ALL incorrect?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably there is some gap in communication

Detailed Answer:
I can't imagine all those people being wrong but it is NOT chemo. it is an anticancer drug no doubt but is a hormonal agent.

Please go through these links, it will clear all your confusion. One of them is from the manufacturer of Arimidex.

http://www.drugs.com/arimidex.html
https://www.arimidex.com/about/how-arimidex-works.html

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does Arimidex contain chemo elements in any form?

Brief Answer: no Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. Arimidex is anastrozole, a hormonal agent. It is not chemo or even closely related to chemo. All the best. Regards