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1415174 tn?1453243103

Arimidex and acne?

Has anyone experienced a full face full of acne for a prolonged period after starting Arimidex?  It is my friend who had breast cancer and she is blind and wants to write for her. She also has Lupus but she has seen a dermatologist and rheumatologist and they dismiss it as acne. She knows she is out of remission with discoid lupus. But they assured her the 'acne" is not lupus breakout.  Since this drug causes a lot of hormonal changes she wondering if it is a sign of anything else going on or a side effect of Armidex?
thanks for any help you can give.
mkh9
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962875 tn?1314210036
I have not found acne listed among the documented determatological side effects of Arimidex, just rashes and itching. (If your friend's  doctors are dismissing it as acne, could it possibly be a rash?)

However, since hormones are effected by Arimidex, it seems reasonable that acne might occur.

Best wishes to you and your friend,
bluebutterfly
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Thank you, I thought that too but she is concerned that there might be something else going on that would cause this for so long. I hope not. She doesn't think it is a rash. So, I don't know.
mkh9
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962875 tn?1314210036
One additional thought: Does your friend by any chance take an iodine supplement or consume a lot of kelp? This can cause rashes.

bb
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1415174 tn?1453243103
No she doesn't. Thanks.
mkh9
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