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Posted on: Aug 27, 2016 04:11PM

AmyMichele wrote:

Hi! I've been taking anastrozole (generic arimidex) since the first week of April. The hot flashes are awful!!! The current prescription has been manufactured by Teva and from what I have gathered from reading on here, this is probably the preferred manufacturer? I just switched drug stores and now have received my prescription from Accord Healthcare. Is this going to be a problem? I have read that the hot flashes and side effects may worsen. What are everyone's thoughts? Experiences? Thanks so much for your help with this

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Aug 27, 2016 04:47PM muska wrote:

AmyMichele, I am on anastrozole from Accord and I don't experience any hot flashes. I don't think however, this has to do with the drug manufacturer: some people just experience hot flashes in the absence of estrogen whereas others don't. I would give it a try and see whether your symptoms remain the same, worsen or become better. There are other AI drugs that you can try if the side effects are unbearable.

Good luck!

Dx at 54 Dx 5/9/2013, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/13/2013, LCIS, Both breasts Surgery 6/13/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/20/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone
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Aug 27, 2016 08:07PM - edited Aug 27, 2016 08:08PM by Moderators

Hi Amymichele,

Welcome to the bco community!

Sorry your circumstances brought you here, but we're glad that you found us.

Along with this forum, you may also like to check out and post in the thread below for support on Arimidix:

Arimidex: Coping with SE's

Wishing you well,

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Sep 8, 2017 07:01AM Alert2017 wrote:

AmyMIchele, I Have been on the Teva version for 2 months with no problems. I just got my first mail order supply and these are manufactured by Accord. I was wondering the same thing since I had no problems on the Teva pill and heard it was preferred by a number of women. Let us know how you do on Teva and I'll do the same. Good luck!

Dx 12/16/2016, IDC: Papillary, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/11/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy 3/8/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/8/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/12/2017 Breast
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Nov 9, 2017 11:50AM operamom wrote:

I've been on Teva Anastrozole for around 7 months and my pharmacy (and all the others I called) only stock Accord now which worries me. Please let me know how you're doing on Accord. Thanks.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, 0/2 nodes, ER+ Surgery 12/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 1/25/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2017 Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2017
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Nov 9, 2017 01:02PM muska wrote:

I have been on Accord anastrozole for almost four years and am doing just fine.

Dx at 54 Dx 5/9/2013, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/13/2013, LCIS, Both breasts Surgery 6/13/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/20/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone
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Nov 9, 2017 06:37PM Denise-G wrote:

I'm into my 6th year on Anastrozole. I do the best on TEVA and Accord. Some other brands, I have more SEs, but those two are my best manufacturers.


www.denise4health.info my BC Blog with over 175 informative posts - stop by and say hello! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/26/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/27/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/10/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 10, 2017 11:48AM Peregrinelady wrote:

I tried Teva after reading about it here, and actually had worse pain in my feet. I am back on the Accord which surprises me, because I am gluten and lactose intolerant, and allergic to soy. I thought less fillers would work for me, but my body likes the Accord better. Just FYI, I had breathing problems on the pill form of Tamoxifen, but tolerated the liquid form ( Soltamox) quite well. Of course, I had to tell the onc about Soltamox after reading about it here. He responded, "Oh, I have a sample bottle of that. Let's try it." It is quite expensive, but I only had to pay the $100.00 co pay once.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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