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Can the medication aromasin (exemestane) cause abdominal pain?

Can the medication aromasin (exemestane) cause abdominal pain?

Aromasin (exemestane): Aromasin (exemestane) can cause abdominal pain and many other symptoms. Without delay please see the doctor who prescribed this medicine and with appropriate treatment your symptoms should begin to clear up. ...Read more

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Exemestane (Definition)

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


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Does the medication aromasin (exemestane) cause abdominal pain?

Does the medication aromasin (exemestane) cause abdominal pain?

Not likely: Abdominal side effects from medication is very common, and usually near the top of these lists. It is not a common one with this medication. Abdominal pain, in general, is caused by distention of intestinal wall or spasm of the wall. The number of causes can fill a book. To complicate it, 'referred pain' means the pain is felt distant from the source. E.G. Chest pain may be felt in the gut. ...Read more

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What is it like to take the drug aromasin (exemestane)?

It is simple: Aromasin is a tablet which is commonly used to treat patients who have a diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
It has minimal, if any side effects and is proven to be highly effective in Hormone receptor positive type of Breast Cancer. ...Read more

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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

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The anti-estrogen drug aromasin (exemestane) is causing a lot of aches and pains. Is this normal?

No: However, Aromasin (exemestane) has a lot of side-effects, and joint pain is one of the most frequent, occurring in around 15% of people who are taking the drug. There are alternatives to this medication, but unfortunately they all share the same side-effects. However, that said, it is never certain that you as an individual would not find an alternative less troublesome. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does aromasin, (exemestane) a new drug for breast cancer, have steroids in it?

Does aromasin, (exemestane) a new drug for breast cancer, have steroids in it?

Aromasin (exemestane): Aromasin (exemestane) is a type of steroid. It blocks the conversion of male hormones into the strong estrogen, estrone. ...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)?

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)?

AI: Aromasin (exemestane) is a steroidal aromatase inhibitor that permanently blocks the activity of the enzyme aromatase, blocking the conversion of adrenal androgens into estrogen by peripheral tissues (such as fatty tissue). It is currently used for treatment of er positive, early or advanced stage breast cancer. ...Read more

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Are there foods I should avoid while taking aromasin (exemestane)?

No.: Aromasin (exemestane) can cause intestinal upset, but you can eat anything you want. ...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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Can aromasin (exemestane) cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes or hyperglycemia are not listed as side effects of aromasin (exemestane). ...Read more

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What are side effects of aromasin (exemestane)?

Several: Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may occur .This medication may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such a heart attack or stroke). If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Does aromasin (exemestane) have any withdrawal effects?

No: Aromasin (exemestane) is not a habit-forming drug. Therefore it typically does not have withdrawal effects. ...Read more

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What happens if I miss a dose of aromasin (exemestane)?

Drug doseages: Probably nothing if its just one dose. You will not get the benefit of the drug [or any drug for that matter] if you do not take it as prescribed regularly. You see, the way the body metabolizes or breaks down a drug is different for each particular medicine which is why some are once a day and others 4 times a day. You need a certain blood level of the drug for it to work right. ...Read more

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

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

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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Does aromasin (exemestane) have any effects after full withdrawal?

Does aromasin (exemestane) have any effects after full withdrawal?

Not really: When the drug is stopped there is little change that patients will notice. If there has been problems with joint aches that should clear quickly.
The impact of the treatment on cancer, persists after it is stopped. ...Read more

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I have gained weight on aromasin (exemestane). Would pgx supplement be safe to take.?

I have gained  weight on aromasin (exemestane).
Would pgx supplement be safe to take.?

Talk with your doc: Aromasin (exemestane) is part of treatment for breast cancer, so you have your own doctors to discuss this with. Pgx is basically fiber. It absorbs water & bulks up in your digestive system, making you feel full. If you don't drink enough water to flush this mass out of your system, you could get very constipated. Another option could be simply eating more fiber in your natural diet, & adding exercise. ...Read more

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Can Aromasin (exemestane) boost testosterone ?

Can Aromasin (exemestane) boost testosterone ?

Not really!: It prevents its conversion to 17-beta-estradiol by blocking cyclic aromatase! This can therefore keep higher levels! ...Read more

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What are the common adverse reactions of aromasin (exemestane) ?

What are the common adverse reactions of aromasin (exemestane) ?

Menopause symptoms: The most common clinical side effect noted with all hormonal therapy is general menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, etc). Ais all cause a decrease in bone density that usually plateaus at ~2yrs then recovers after the meds are stopped. In trials, no pts go from normal density to osteoporosis. The other effects are bone/joint symptoms (likely also acute menopause symp.) usually improving with time. ...Read more

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