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Exemestane (Overview)

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat early and advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.


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What is the cancer drug exemestane?

What is the cancer drug exemestane?

It is an AI: It is in a class of drugs that are called aromatase inhibitors. It is designed to prevent non-ovarian tissues from producing estrogen compound. Its major uses is in hormone receptor positive breast cancer. ...Read more

Exemestane (Overview)

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat early and advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.


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Who should not take exemestane?

Who should not take exemestane?

Contraindications: According to epocrates, here are the contraindications for this drug: 1)pregnancy, 2)estrogen use, 3) pre-menopausal patients, 4)patient who are allergic /hypersensitive to the drug class. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of exemestane (aromasin)?

What are some possible side effects of exemestane (aromasin)?

Joint pain and more: 30-40% of women have severe joint pain, and studies show that many stop taking the drug without telling their doctors! vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and fatigue are common troubling symptoms. Some women have fewer side effects with other aromatase inhibitors, so tell your doctor if you have symptoms bad enough that you consider stopping your medication. ...Read more

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Who should not take exemestane?

Contraindications: According to epocrates, here are the contraindications for this drug: 1)pregnancy, 2)estrogen use, 3) pre-menopausal patients, 4)patient who are allergic /hypersensitive to the drug class. ...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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