Generic Arimidex is prescribed to postmenopausal women and is used along with surgical intervention or radiation for healing early stages of breast cancer. Arimidex is included into the category of medicines called non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors. As a hormonal treatment, it effectively works by reducing the amount of estrogen in the body, which can prevent, slow down and stop the growth of different types of cells causing breast cancer.
One of the best known analogs of Arimidex is Anastrozole.
The Arimidex brand is presented by AstraZeneca.