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Brand name: Xyvion TM

Active ingredients: tibolone

What it is used for

Short-term treatment of symptoms resulting from the natural or surgical menopause in post menopausal women. Second line therapy for the prevention of bone mineral density loss in postmenopausal women at high risk of future osteoporotic fractures who are intolerant of, or contraindicated for, other medicinal products approved for the prevention of bone mineral density loss. After careful selection of users, Xyvion should be prescribed for the shortest duration consistent with treatment goals. Review the need for continuation of treatment after 6 months, taking into account the risk-benefit ratio for the individual user at the moment (including cardiovascular disease and breast cancer, refer Clinical Trials and Precautions). Xyvion should only be continued for as long as the benefit outweighs the risks.

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 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

6mm diameter white, round, flat tablets with bevelled edge coded "MK" above "2" on one side and "Organon" and a star on the other.

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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 tibolone

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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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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