Medicines distributed by FBM

All FBM medicines are approved by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in Australia, and are subsequently required to meet the same strict regulations applied to the original brand, with regard to quality, safety and effectiveness.

FBM’s generic medicines – Anastrozole FBM, Letrozole FBM and Cipla Imatinib Adult – are now available on prescription from a doctor, and for dispensing through pharmacy.   

For Benefit Medicines will also have products in other therapy areas. Over the coming months we will be introducing a famciclovir product (an antiviral). Next year we will be targeting additional products in breast cancer and a product for multiple sclerosis. If you require further information, please contact us on 1300 656 256 or info@fbmedicines.com.au


Anastrozole FBM is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods either naturally, due to their age or after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Anastrozole FBM is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. By blocking oestrogen, Anastrozole FBM may slow or stop the growth of cancer.

To view the full Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) please click HERE

For more information, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Letrozole FBM is used to treat breast cancer in women who are post-menopausal that is, women who no longer have periods, either naturally due to their age or after surgery or chemotherapy.

Letrozole FBM belongs to a group of medications called aromatase inhibitors also called ‘antioestrogens’. These medications work by reducing the production of oestrogen in your body. Oestrogen stimulates the growth of certain types of breast cancer. These cancers are called "oestrogen-dependent." Reducing the production of oestrogen may help to keep the cancer from growing.

To view the full Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) please click HERE

For more information, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.


For Benefit Medicines distributes an Imatinib generic – Cipla Imatinib Adult.

Imatinib is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) which is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.

Imatinib is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) - which blocks the leukaemia-causing effects of a substance called a tyrosine kinase.

To view the full Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) please click HERE

For information on the inactive ingredients for all imatinib brands click HERE 

For further information, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

For more information about generic medications, head to the Therapeutic Goods Administration website here


FBM EQuIvaLeNT BRANDS

(Similar Brands)

LETROZOLE

(letrozole 2.5 mg tablet, Pk 30)

Available brands

  • APO-Letrozole
  • Chem mart Letrozole
  • Femara 2.5 mg
  • Femolet
  • Fera
  • Gynotril
  • Letrozole AN
  • Letrozole Actavis
  • Letrozole FBM
  • Letrozole RBX
  • Letrozole Sandoz
  • Letrozole generichealth
  • Letrozole-DRLA
  • Letrozole-GA
  • Lezole
  • Pharmacor Letrozole 2.5
  • Pharmacy Choice Letrozole
  • Terry White Chemists Letrozole

ANASTROZOLE

(anastrozole 1 mg tablet, Pk 30)

Available brands

  • APO-Anastrozole
  • Anastrol   
  • Anastrozole AN    
  • Anastrozole FBM     
  • Anastrozole GH  
  • Anastrozole RBX   
  • Anastrozole Sandoz  
  • Anastrozole-DRLA  
  • Anastrozole-GA   
  • Anzole  
  • Arianna
  • Arimidex  
  • Azastrole
  • Chem mart Anastrozole    
  • Pharmacor Anastrozole 1  
  • Pharmacy Choice Anastrozole
  • Terry White Chemists Anastrozole

IMATINIB

Available brands

Capsules

  • Cipla Imatinib Adult (FBM distributed brand)
  • Imatinib AN
  • Imatinib-DRLA
  • Imatinib GH
  • Imatinib-Apotex

Tablets

  • Glivec
  • Imatinib RBX
  • Imatinib-Teva

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