- Are Arimidex and Kanjinti the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Arimidex?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Kanjinti?
- What Is Arimidex?
- What Is Kanjinti?
- What Drugs Interact with Arimidex?
- What Drugs Interact with Kanjinti?
- How Should Arimidex Be Taken?
- How Should Kanjinti Be Taken?
Are Arimidex and Kanjinti the Same Thing?
Kanjinti is specifically indicated for the treatment of HER2 overexpressing breast cancer and it is also used for the treatment of HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
Side effects of Arimidex that are different from Kanjinti include constipation, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, body aches and pains (back pain, bone pain, joint pain or stiffness), breast swelling/tenderness/pain, dry mouth, scratchy or sore throat, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, flushing and sweating (hot flashes/hot flushes), vaginal bleeding, hair thinning, depression, mood changes, problems with your fingers while gripping, and numbness, tingling, cold feeling, or weakness in your hand or wrist.
Side effects of Kanjinti that are different from Arimidex include chills, fever, infection, congestive heart failure, rash, low white blood cell count (neutropenia), fatigue, anemia, inflammation of the mouth and lips, upper respiratory tract infections, low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia), mucosal inflammation, runny or stuffy nose, changes in taste.
Kanjinti may interact with anthracycline.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Arimidex?
Common side effects of Arimidex include:
- stomach upset,
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling),
- memory problems,
- loss of balance or coordination,
- blurred vision,
- double vision,
- eye redness,
- spinning sensation,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- stuffy nose,
- itching, or
- rash, especially during the first few days as your body adjusts to this medication.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Arimidex including:
- flu symptoms,
- slow heart rate,
- feeling like you might pass out,
- seizures (convulsions), or
- jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Kanjinti?
Common side effects of Kanjinti include:
- congestive heart failure,
- low white blood cell count (neutropenia),
- inflammation of the mouth and lips,
- weight loss,
- upper respiratory tract infections,
- low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia),
- mucosal inflammation,
- runny or stuffy nose,
- changes in taste
What Is Arimidex?
Arimidex (anastrozole) is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Arimidex is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox). Arimidex is available in generic form.
What Is Kanjinti?
Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns) is a HER2/neu receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of HER2 overexpressing breast cancer and the treatment of HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
What Drugs Interact With Arimidex?
Arimidex may interact with tamoxifen or an estrogen medication (such as hormone replacement therapy, estrogen creams, or birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings)..
What Drugs Interact With Kanjinti?
Kanjinti may interact with anthracycline. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Kanjinti is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may harm a fetus. Females of reproductive potential are advised to use effective contraception during treatment with Kanjinti and for 7 months following the last dose. It is unknown if Kanjinti passes into breast milk or how it would affect a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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Amgen. Kanjinti Product Information.