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Revised: 6/2018

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 "KN"
 Active ingredient:
Anastrozole
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: approx.6.1 mm, thickness: approx.3.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(face)アナストロゾール 1mg「KN」, アナストロゾール.1mg, KN377
(reverse side)ANASTROZOLE 1mg「KN」, アナストロゾール, 1mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits aromatase activity to suppress the conversion of androgen into estrogen, and suppresses the 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 reaction (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))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (1 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day.
  • 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 and continue 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

  • Pay attention to performing dangerous operations such as driving a car or operating machinery since thjs medicine may cause drowsiness or decreased consciousness.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include joint pain, flushing 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 in the center [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • swollen lips/tongue, respiratory distress, rash with an itch [anaphylaxis, angioedema, hives]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin or eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, dry cough, hard to breathe [interstitial pneumonitis]
  • topical pain/swelling, chest pain, hard to breathe [thromboembolic disease]
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 heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist or the medical institution how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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