What is Exemestane and what is it used for?
Exemestane, sold under the brand name Aromasin, is a medication used in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It belongs to a class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors, which work by reducing the production of estrogen in the body. Exemestane is used in the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, which is a type of breast cancer that requires estrogen to grow.
How to take Exemestane:
Exemestane is taken orally, usually once a day after a meal. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment. It is important to take the medication at the same time every day to maintain a consistent level of the drug in the body.
Possible side effects of Exemestane:
Exemestane may cause some side effects, including:
Joint pain or stiffness
Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Precautions and warnings for Exemestane:
Before taking Exemestane, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, such as liver disease or osteoporosis. Exemestane may interact with certain medications, including herbal supplements, so it is important to inform your doctor of all medications and supplements you are taking.
Exemestane can cause fetal harm and should not be used during pregnancy. It is important to use effective birth control while taking this medication and for a period of time after treatment has ended.
Aromasin (Exemestane) is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider.