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Active ingredients: anastrozole
What it is used for
Early breast cancer: Adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in post-menopausal women with oestrogen/progesterone receptor positive disease. Advanced breast cancer: First line treatment of advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women with oestrogen/progesterone receptor positive disease. Treatment of advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy. Patients with oestrogen-receptor-negative disease and patients who have not responded to previous tamoxifen therapy rarely respond to ARIMIDEX,
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
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Round, white biconvex, film coated tablets. Debossed 'A' with an arrow head on one side and with 'Adx1' on the reverse side.
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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 September 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient anastrozole
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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Reporting side effects
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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