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Generic Name: Exemestane [ex-e-MES-tane]
Drug Classes: Aromatase inhibitors, hormones, and antineoplastics

What is Aromasin?

Aromasin reduces estrogen levels in postmenopausal women. This may reduce the development of certain kinds of breast tumors, which require estrogen to grow within the body.

Aromasin is a treatment for early and advanced cancers of the breast in postmenopausal women. Breast cancer that is early in its development is cancer that isn't spreading beyond the breast. Advanced breast cancer is a form of cancer in which the cancer has spread to various regions of the body.

Aromasin can be prescribed after taking Tamoxifen for a period of 2 or 3 years, or after the tamoxifen dose did not work or was not working.


It is not recommended to use Aromasin in the event that you are allergic to exemestane, are not yet menopausal, are pregnant, or have the potential to become pregnant.Avoid using aromasin if you are pregnant. It can harm the unborn baby.

Before you start taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems or if you've not yet reached menopausal age and are experiencing a menstrual period.

Make use of aromasin frequently to reap the maximum benefits. Refill your prescription prior to the time you are out of medication completely. It is possible to continue taking this medication for up to five years. Follow the instructions of your physician. This medication may not perform as well in conjunction with hormone replacement medicine.

Before You Take This Drug

It is not recommended to use Aromasin if you have an allergy to exemestane

  • You are currently pregnant or have the potential to become pregnant.
  • You haven't yet reached menopausal symptoms; you are experiencing a menstrual period.

Certain medications should not be taken in conjunction with Aromasin. Your doctor could alter the treatment plan in the event that you use other medications that contain estrogen, for example:

  • Birth control pills, patches, injections, patches implanted, or pills;
  • Therapy for hormonal replacement.

To be sure Aromasin is suitable for you, ask your doctor if you have previously had:

  • Kidney disease or liver failure;
  • If you're still experiencing menstrual cycles.

Exemestane could reduce bone mineral density, which could increase the chance of developing osteoporosis. Consult your doctor about the risk you face for bone loss.

This medication is intended for use only by women who cannot bear a baby anymore. Exemestane could cause harm to an unborn baby. Don't take this medicine if you are pregnant or could be pregnant. It may be necessary to pass a negative pregnancy test prior to starting this treatment.

If you're not yet past menopause, you should use good birth control to avoid pregnancy while using Aromasin and for a minimum of one month following the last dose. Contact your physician immediately if you find yourself pregnant.

This medicine can alter fertility (your potential for having children). It is important to note that even if your condition is not premenopausal, it is recommended to keep using birth control to stop pregnancy since exemestane may affect the unborn baby.It is not recommended to nurse while taking this medicine or for one month after the last dose.

How to Take Aromasin?

Use Aromasin exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and also read the medication guide or instructions sheets.

Aromasin is typically taken once every day, following eating. It is recommended to take the medicine in the same order each day.

You'll require frequent medical examinations.

The doctor could have you take additional vitamin D while taking Aromasin. Only take the vitamin D dosage your doctor has recommended.

Utilize aromasin frequently to reap the greatest benefits. You might need to keep using this medication for up to 5 years.

Keep the container in its original place at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Details On Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Breast Cancer:

25 mg taken orally, once a day
This medication is best administered after eating.
Adjuvant treatment for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-negative early-stage breast cancer who've had two or three consecutive years' tamoxifen They switch to exemestane after five years of adjuvant hormone treatment.
Treatment of breast cancer that is advanced in postmenopausal females whose cancer has advanced following treatment with Tamoxifen

What Happens If I Miss The Dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, do not take your missed dose if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

Make sure you refill your prescription before the expiration date of your medication.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should Be Avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activity.

Side Effects Of Aromasin

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, such as hives, breathing problems, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

Contact your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from:

  • Chest pain, pressure, or pressure
  • New or unusual bone pain;
  • Swelling of your feet or hands
  • Being breathless and feeling short of breath, even when exerting only a little and feeling short of breath, even with moderate exertion
  • Symptoms of blood clots such as sudden numbness, weakening, difficulties in speech or vision, swelling, or redness in the leg or arm.

Common aromasin adverse effects could include:

  • Hot Flashes;
  • Headache, feeling tired;
  • Joint pain;
  • Nausea;
  • An increase in appetite;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • More sweating.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction With Other Drugs

If you stop or begin taking Aromasin, your doctor might have to alter the doses of other medications you use on a regular basis.

A variety of drugs can interact with exemestane, and certain drugs shouldn't be taken simultaneously. Inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions that are not included here.



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