Exemestane - Aromasin
Aromasin (Aromasin; generic name Exemestane) by Pfizer is used for Treating advanced breast cancer in women past menopause whose disease has progressed after treatment with other medicines. It is also used in the treatment of early breast cancer in certain women past menopause after treatment with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Aromasin... Aromasin (Aromasin; generic name Exemestane) by Pfizer is used for Treating adv...
Exemestane (trade name Aromasin) is an oral steroidal aromatase inhibitor used in the adjuvant treatment of hormonally-responsive (also called hormone-receptor-positive, estrogen-responsive) breast cancer in postmenopausal women. An aim in the treatment of hormone-receptor-positive patients in preventing recurrence is to lower estrogen levels that this breast cancer thrives on.
Use Aromasin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Exemestane comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully.
Take Aromasin by mouth after a meal at the same time every day.
Continue to take Aromasin even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Missed dose of Exemestane:
Take the forgotten dose of Exemestane as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Storage - To store Exemestane:
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store away from heat and direct light.
- Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Exemestane Side effects:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Anxiety; back, joint, muscle, or limb pain; constipation; coughing; diarrhea; dizziness; fatigue; flu-like symptoms; hair loss; headache; hot flashes; increased or decreased appetite; increased sweating; joint pain; nausea; stomach pain or upset; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weight gain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; confusion; depression; numbness of an arm or leg; numbness or tingling in the skin, hands, or feet; one-sided weakness; severe or sudden bone pain; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sudden, severe dizziness, headache, vomiting, or fainting; sudden, unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet; vision or speech changes.