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Brand name: Genox

Genox is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tamoxifen. On this page you will find out more about Genox, 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: tamoxifen

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Genox 10 mg uncoated tablet, 60

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

Treatment of breast cancer. GENOX is indicated for the treatment of breast cancer. Primary reduction of breast cancer risk. GENOX is indicated for the primary reduction of breast cancer risk in women either at moderately increased risk (lifetime breast cancer risk 1.5 to 3 times the population average) or high risk (lifetime breast cancer risk greater than 3 times the population average).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white, 7.0 mm, round, biconvex, tablet, debossed with 'TN' over '10' on one side of the tablet and 'G' on the other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 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 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
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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Is this medication banned in sport?

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Genox | myVMC

Genox is used for palliative treatment of oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. It contains tamoxifen citrate, a non-steroidal anti-oestrogen.

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Genox Tablets - myDr.com.au

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