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Active ingredients: anastrozole
What it is used for
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-AS.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, round, biconvex film coated tablet engraved with the letters "A 1" on one side and plain on the other
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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
Breast Cancer and Bone Health
Most breast cancers need the hormone estrogen to grow and survive, and effective cancer treatments work by starving the cancer of estrogen. However, estrogen is important in maintaining bone strength and protecting bones. Reduced levels of estrogen leads to weakening of the bones and poor bone health.
Read more on Healthy Bones Australia website
Breast cancer and oestrogen - Better Health Channel
Read more on Better Health Channel website