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Active ingredients: exemestane
What it is used for
AROMASIN is indicated for the sequential adjuvant treatment of estrogen receptor-positive early breast cancer in post-menopausal women who have received prior adjuvant tamoxifen therapy.,AROMASIN is indicated for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive advanced breast cancer in women with natural or induced postmenopausal status whose disease has progressed following anti-estrogen therapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Round, biconvex, off white to slightly greyish tablets, about 6mm in diameter. The tablets are printed on one side "7663" in black.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient exemestane
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Hormonal Treatment - Counterpart
Find information on the various hormonal treatments that can be used in the treatment of some types of breast cancer.
Read more on Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer website
Breast cancer - MyDr.com.au
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. The good news is that with advances in treatment and diagnosis, more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before.
Read more on myDr website
Vaginal health after breast cancer: A guide for patients - Australasian Menopause Society
Women who have had breast cancer treatment before menopause might find they develop symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, joint aches and vaginal dryness. These are symptoms of low oestrogen, which occur naturally with age, but may also occur in younger women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. These changes are called the genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which was previously known as atrophic vaginitis.
Read more on Australasian Menopause Society website