Armotraz (Anastrozole) is used for treating breast cancer in women but this cell doesn't not kill cancer cells. It is effective in stopping them and slower their growth. Armotraz belongs to aromatase inhibitors a group of medicines which acts on the body for stopping the production low levels of female sex hormones (oestrogen).
Basically in young women, ovary produces high level of oestrogen which helps in the growth of breast and prepared their womb for pregnancy. After menopause low levels of oestrogen is made in fat cells which lowers oestrogen level in body which may promote the growth of cancer cells in women having breast cancer.
How does Armotraz work?
Armotraz tablets 1mg contains anastrozole which is a highly potent and selective inhibitor of
aromatase enzyme which is involved in the biosynthesis process taking place in female hormone oestrogen. In women, ovaries are primary source for producing oestrogen during pre menopause which also helps in the growth of breast and regulating menstrual cycle. Similarly in post menopause, when oestrogen production by ovaries ceases.
Many breast cancers patients have oestrogen receptors and oestrogen stimulates their growth. Low levels oestrogen will be sufficient for maintaining the growth of breast cancer cells. Armotraz tablets consists of Anastrozole which blocks the action of aromatase. Further, it formulates the formulation of oestrogen which helps in preventing the growth of oestrogen-dependent breast tumors.
What does Armotraz contain?
Armotraz tablets 1mg contain anastrozole which is a active ingredient, an aromatase inhibitor which helps in blocking oestrogen biosynthesis. Most commonly, Armotraz used in treating treat breast cancer which contains anastrozole, which aids in blocking the action of aromatase. Aromatase is a type of enzyme which is involved in the biosynthesis of the female hormone oestrogen.
Anastrozole in Armotraz tablets 1mg prevents the formation of oestrogen and helps in the prevention of growth of oestrogen-dependent breast tumors. This is also used in first-line therapy for treating advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Also, helped in preventing conjunction with other breast cancer treatment (tamoxifen).