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Official ARIMIDEX® (anastrozole) 1 mg Tablets

FAQs About ARIMIDEX Direct

Here’s a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about ARIMIDEX Direct.

How do I enroll?

Enrollment is easy. All you need is a valid prescription for ARIMIDEX and to complete the online enrollment process. During enrollment, you'll be directed to send your prescription to ARIMIDEX Direct. (The mailing address will be provided.) Or you can ask your doctor to fax your prescription to 877-283-9172.

Who is eligible for ARIMIDEX Direct?

Patients with a prescription for brand-name ARIMIDEX or generic anastrozole are eligible for ARIMIDEX Direct- whether you are new to treatment or currently taking generic anastrozole.

How will I receive my ARIMIDEX?

Your prescription of ARIMIDEX will be filled by Eagle Pharmacy, a trusted partner of ARIMIDEX Direct, and shipped directly to your home within 7-10 business days. There is no cost for shipping. However, taxes may apply.

How much will my ARIMIDEX cost?

The price for ARIMIDEX is $30 for 30 tablets, or $90 for 90 tablets. Just $1 a day.

I am covered by Medicare. How much will my ARIMIDEX cost?

If you have Medicare Part D insurance coverage, you will pay $30 for 30 tablets, or $90 for 90 tablets. Note: Medicare Part D prescription orders will be processed without the use of insurance and cannot be applied to true out-of-pocket (TrOOP) costs.

What if I'm on Medicaid?

This offer is valid for prescriptions purchased under Medicaid and similar state or federally funded medical assistance programs.

How do I check the status of my order?

To check the status of an existing order, please call us at 855-748-2655 to speak to a customer service representative.

How do I order a prescription refill?

To order a prescription refill, please call us at 855-748-2655 to speak to a customer service representative. Or, sign up to order online.

Can I order a 90-day supply?

Yes, if you have a valid 90-day prescription, you may request to receive a 3-month supply of ARIMIDEX. During enrollment, select the 90-day option. The cost will be 3 times the cost of a 30-day supply, $90 for 90 tablets.

What if I have questions about ARIMIDEX Direct?

Call 855-748-2655 to contact ARIMIDEX Direct Customer Service. They are available, to answer your questions. Or e-mail us at

Important Safety Information About ARIMIDEX

  • Prescription ARIMIDEX is only for postmenopausal women. ARIMIDEX should not be taken if you are pregnant because it may harm your unborn child. Do not take ARIMIDEX if you are allergic to any of its ingredients
  • Based on information from a study in patients with early breast cancer, women with a history of blockages in heart arteries (ischemic heart disease) who take ARIMIDEX may have a slight increase in this type of heart disease compared to similar patients who take tamoxifen
  • ARIMIDEX can cause bone softening/weakening (osteoporosis) increasing the chance of fractures. In a clinical study in early breast cancer, there were more fractures (including fractures of the spine, hip, and wrist) with ARIMIDEX (10%) than with tamoxifen (7%)
  • In a clinical study in early breast cancer, some patients taking ARIMIDEX had an increase in cholesterol. Skin reactions, allergic reactions, and changes in blood tests of liver function have also been reported
  • In the early breast cancer clinical trial, the most common side effects seen with ARIMIDEX include hot flashes, joint symptoms (including arthritis and arthralgia), weakness, mood changes, pain, back pain, sore throat, nausea and vomiting, rash, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, fractures, swelling of arms/legs, insomnia, and headache
  • In advanced breast cancer trials, the most common side effects seen with ARIMIDEX versus tamoxifen include hot flashes, nausea, decreased energy and weakness, pain, back pain, headache, bone pain, increased cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and swelling of arms and legs. Joint pain/stiffness has been reported in association with the use of ARIMIDEX
  • ARIMIDEX should not be taken with tamoxifen or estrogen-containing therapies

Approved Uses for ARIMIDEX

ARIMIDEX is approved for adjuvant treatment (treatment following surgery with or without radiation) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.

ARIMIDEX is approved for the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen. Patients with hormone receptor-negative disease and patients who did not previously respond to tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to ARIMIDEX.

For more information, see your doctor.

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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about ARIMIDEX, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if ARIMIDEX is right for you.