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Published: 12/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ANASTROZOLE Tablets 1mg "MEIJI"
 Active ingredient:
Anastrozole
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.1 mm, thickness: 3.3 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アナストロゾール1mg「明治」, MS037, ANASTROZOLE1mg「MEIJI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits activities of aromatase to suppress formation of estrogen from androgen, and suppresses growth of breast cancer.
It is usually used to treat postmenopausal breast cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 1 tablet (1 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness and blurred consciousness. Take care in driving a car or in operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include joint pain, hot flushes and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fever, loss of appetite, erythema with edema on the center [muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome]
  • swelling of the lips/tongue, respiratory distress, rash with itching [anaphylactoid symptoms, angioedema, urticaria]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
  • localized pain and swelling, chest pain, respiratory distress [thromboembolism]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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