Active ingredients: olaparib
What it is used for
Olaparib is indicated as monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed BRCA-mutated (germline or somatic) high grade serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who are in response (complete response or partial response) after platinum-based chemotherapy. Prior treatment must have included at least 2 courses of platinum-based regimens.
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 30 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Lifetime is 18 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White opaque hard capsules marked with "OLAPARIB 50 mg" and the AstraZeneca logo printed in black ink
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient olaparib
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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