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Brand name: Anastrozole (Generic Health) 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 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Plain, round, white, biconvex, film coated tablet

Food interactions

For the active ingredient anastrozole

  • Food decreases the rate of absorption, but the extent of absorption is not affected.

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.

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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