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Brand name: Anastrozole (Stada) TM

Active ingredients: anastrozole

What it is used for

Early breast cancer: . Adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women with oestrogen/progesterone-receptor-positive disease. . Advanced breast cancer :. First line treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women with oestrogen/progesterone-receptor-positive disease. . Treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal 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 anastrozole

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White to off white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet debossed with "AHI" on one side and plain on other side

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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 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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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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