Generic Name: exemestane
Brand Name: Aromasin
Drug Class: Antineoplastics Aromatase Inhibitor
Aromasin is a prescribed medication for the treatment of breast cancer symptoms. Aromasin can be used on its own or in combination with other drugs. Aromasin is an Aromatase Inhibitor, which is a kind of anticancer medication. Aromasin’s effectiveness and safety in youngsters are unknown.
Some Possible side effects of Aromasin
- bursts of heat
- joint discomfort, tiredness, headache
- increased desire to eat
- issues with sleep (insomnia)
- increased perspiration
Some serious side effects of Aromasin are:
- bone ache that is new or uncommon
- Feeling short of breath due to swelling in your hands or feet
- abrupt numbness or weakness in the arms or legs
- a severe headache
- difficulties with vision, speaking, or balance
If you have a side effect that concerns you or does not go away, tell your doctor.
Aromasin can have a variety of negative effects. These are just a few of them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
AROMASIN® Tablets are a steroidal aromatase inactivator that contains 25 mg of exemestane. 6-Methylenandrosta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione is the chemical name for exemestane. C20H24O2 is its chemical formula.
With a molecular weight of 296.41, the active component is a white to slightly yellow crystalline powder. Exemestane is soluble in N, N-dimethylformamide, methanol, and water but is essentially insoluble in the latter.
Mannitol, crospovidone, polysorbate 80, hypromellose, colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, simethicone, polyethylene glycol 6000, sucrose, magnesium carbonate, titanium dioxide, methylparaben, and polyvinyl alcohol are among the inactive ingredients found in each AROMASIN Tablet.
Uses of Aromasin
- Postmenopausal Women’s Adjuvant Treatment
AROMASIN is approved for postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive early breast cancer who have completed two to three years of tamoxifen and are switching to AROMASIN for a total of five years of adjuvant hormonal therapy.
- In postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer
AROMASIN is used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose illness has progressed after being treated with tamoxifen.
One 25 mg pill once daily after a meal is the recommended dose of AROMASIN in early and advanced breast cancer.
If you feel like like there should be a change in dose, first onsult with your doctor before taking any wrong decision.
Take the drug as soon as possible, but if your next dosage is approaching, avoid the missed dose. Do not combine two dosages at once.
Before you run out of medicine, have your prescription renewed.
Also, in case of overdose seek medical assistance asap.
If you’re allergic to exemestane, haven’t started menopause, or are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you shouldn’t use Aromasin.
If you’re pregnant, avoid using Aromasin. It has the potential to cause damage to an unborn child.
If you have liver or kidney problems, or if you haven’t reached menopause but are still experiencing menstrual cycles, see your doctor before using this medication.
To get the most out of Aromasin, use it on a regular basis. Before you run out of medicine, have your prescription renewed. It’s possible that you’ll need to take this prescription for up to 5 years. Pay attention to your doctor’s directions. If you use this medicine alongside hormone replacement therapy, it may not function as effectively.