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Dr. Austina Cho
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Aromasin (Definition)

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat early and advanced breast ...Read more


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Does aromasin (exemestane) have any effects?

Does aromasin (exemestane) have any effects?

Aromasin (exemestane) side effect: It blocks conversion to estrogen so some serious side effects are: osteoporosis, bone fractures, blood clot, heart pain, stroke, hypertension. Common side effects are: hot flash, fatigue, hair loss, headache, insomnia, sweating, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, muscle pain, swelling, cough... ...Read more

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What is the generic form of Aromasin (exemestane)?

Aromasin (exemestane): "AROMASIN Tablets are contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or to any of the excipients." "AROMASIN may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. " "AROMASIN Tablets should not be administered to premenopausal women." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=cf066b7a-032a-416c-8d40-15ba581423e3 ...Read more

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Can aromasin (exemestane) be taken with other medicines?

Yes: The prescribing oncologist should review other medications and make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more

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Can you take aromasin (exemestane) and theroxin together?

I think you are : Asking about tamoxifen and anastrazole, and aromatase inhibitor. Tamoxifen is used in pre or post menopausal women with er+ tumors. Anastrazole and Letrozole are aromatase inhibitors, and work poorly in estrogen rich pre-menopausal patients. There is no indication for using both together, one or the other as indicated. ...Read more

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Well groups of people should not take aromasin (exemestane)?

It depends: Aromasin (exemestane) is generally taken by women who have developed breast cancer and have hormonally sensitive tumors. If they have metastases or are at high risk of recurrence or mets, they can benefit from aromasin (exemestane). At least one study has shown that post-menopausal women who have not yet had cancer but were at high risk of developing it, had a 65% reduction in risk. Are those women "well?". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aromasin (exemestane)?

What is the definition or description of: aromasin (exemestane)?

An AI: This is a drug that inhibits the formation of estrogen from other precursors found in other organs. It is usually used for breast cancer. It is a steroidal aromatase inhibitor. ...Read more

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What risks are there from the long-term use of Aromasin (exemestane)?

Bone effects: Aromasin (exemestane) is an aromatase Inhibitor(AI) which when used to treat breast cancer causes effects on the bone density which can lead to osteoporosis in some women. So monitoring of Bone mineral density(BMD) is recommended and appropriate treatment offered if there is a significant bone loss after 1-2 years of use of this drug. Ask your doctor more about this issue. ...Read more

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What is the Aromasin (exemestane) half life? can i take it every other day or less?

About 24 hours: In women who take this medication for treatment of breast cancer,it is advised that Aromasin (exemestane) be taken once daily. Not knowing your medical condition or indication as to why you are taking it, you should ask your doctor if he would advise you to take it once daily or less frequently. ...Read more

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Are there steroids in aromasin (exemestane)?

No: Of the 3 aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole-arimidex, letrozole-femara, exemestane-aromasin), Aromasin is chemically based on a steroidal type backbone. The drug or its formulation does not contain additional steroids. It was hoped that this steroidal nature would avoid some of the negative bone side effects of other ais but this has not been evident in clinical trials. ...Read more

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