WHAT IS Exemestane ?
Exemestane is an anti-cancer hormone therapy. It is classified as an “aromatase inhibitor.” Exemestane 25 mg lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body.
MEDICINE USES :
Exemestane is used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Risk reduction for invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after surgery, radiation, or other cancer medications have been tried without success.
EXEMESTANE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
hot flashes; headache, tired feeling; joint pain; nausea, increased appetite; sleep problems (insomnia); or increased sweating.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- new or unusual bone pain; swelling in your hands or feet; feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; or
- chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for EXEMESTANE TABLETS :
- Before taking exemestane, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history