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Brand name: Aromasin TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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