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Brand name: Arimidex

Arimidex is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) anastrozole. On this page you will find out more about Arimidex, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: anastrozole

Information for medicine and pack size:
Arimidex 1 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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,

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance 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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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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