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Revised: 5/2019

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 tab. 1mg "EE"
 Active ingredient:
Anastrozole
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 6.1mm, thick 3.1mm
 Print on wrapping:
surface / アナストロゾール錠1mg「EE」, 1mg, EE234, Anastrozole, backside / アナストロゾール錠1mg「EE」, エルメッド エーザイ, 1mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine treats postmenopausal breast cancer. It inhibits the produce of estrogen which comes from androgen in the body, and suppresses the growth of breast cancer. It inhibits aromatase activity.

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 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 (1mg of the active ingredient) once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take dose as soon as possible. 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

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness and twilight state; be careful when driving or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include arthralgia, 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, red rash with dropsical swelling in the center [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • swollen lips/tongue, hard to breathe, rash with an itch [anaphylactoid reaction, angioedema, hives]
  • general fatigue, 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, humidity and direct sunlight.
  • Discard remaining medicine; do not store them. Check with the pharmacy regarding how to discard.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.