Steroids, Anticancer, Antineoplastic
Exemestane Tablets are a steroidal aromatase inhibitor manufactured and used in the adjuvant treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Its active ingredient lowers estrogen production in the body by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis.
Exemestane was developed to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women, who need particularly aggressive therapy, and for whom first-line defenses, such as tamoxifen, have not worked.
The tablet should only be taken orally.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted exemestane side effects can occur from the use the tablets. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use. Common side effects include, but may not be limited to hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone or muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, trouble sleeping. Seek medical attention if the following develop: bone fractures, mental or mood changes (depression, anxiety), vaginal bleeding, persistent nausea or vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or the skin.
For a comprehensive list of all exemestane side effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause dizziness and tiredness.
Do NOT use exemestane tablets if:
- You are allergic or hypersensitive to exemestane.
- You have bone problems, stroke or blood clots, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney problems or liver problems.
Use of this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding is to be avoided. Consult your doctor or health care professional before using exemestane.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Possible interactions may occur. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with exemestane tablets.
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