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ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) is indicated for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy. Patients with ER-negative disease and patients who did not respond to previous tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) .
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dose of ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) is one 1 mg tablet taken once a day. For patients with advanced breast cancer, ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) should be continued until tumor progression. ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) can be taken with or without food.
For adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the optimal duration of therapy is unknown. In the ATAC trial ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) was administered for five years. [see Clinical Studies]
Patients with Hepatic Impairment
No changes in dose are recommended for patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment. ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) has not been studied in patients with severe hepatic impairment. [see Use in Specific Populations]
Dosage Forms And Strengths
The tablets are white, biconvex, film-coated containing 1 mg of anastrozole. The tablets are impressed on one side with a logo consisting of a letter "A" (upper case) with an arrowhead attached to the foot of the extended right leg of the "A" and on the reverse with the tablet strength marking "Adx 1".
These tablets are supplied in bottles of 30 tablets (NDC 0310-0201-30) and in a 30-count blister package (NDC 0310-0201-37).
Store at controlled room temperature, 20-25°C (68-77°F) [see USP].
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Wilmington, DE 19850. Rev 04-30-09
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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