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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 "SAWAI"
 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 1 mg「サワイ」, Anastrozole 1 mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses proliferation of breast cancer cells by inhibiting aromatase and suppressing the production of estrogen from androgen in the body.
It is usually use 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, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • 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))
  • In general, for adults, 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. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. 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 weakness or drowsiness. Pay attention when driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include joint pain. 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, redness and swelling of skin/mucosa with rash or blisters, conjunctival hyperemia [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • respiratory distress, swelling of eye lids/lips/tongue, hives [anaphylactoid symptoms, angioedema, hives]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • dry cough, respiratory distress, fever [interstitial pneumonia]
  • regional pain/swelling, respiratory distress, chest pain [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 the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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