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What is the definition or description of: aromatase inhibitors?

Aromatase inhibitor. An aromatase inhibitor is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone). Read more...

Is there a homeopathic alternative for aromatase inhibitors?

No. Aromatase inhibitors are a class of drugs used to kill breast cancer cells. This medication is used as a chemotherapy drug for selected breast cancer patients. There is no homeopathic alternative. Read more...
No. If you have been prescribed aromatase inhibitors, presumably you have hormone sensitive breast cancer. Do not substitute the homeopathic placebo for your medications. The data on breast cancer treatment is solid for aromatase inhibitors and using a homeopathic placebo might prove lethal. Read more...

Can aromatase inhibitors be used to increase final height in puberty in boys?

May be effective. For boys with short stature, and no other known cause, aromatase inhibitors have been used. It is still considered experimental, and it is not clear that it will increase adult height. Much depends on the specific condition. As with anything that may increase testosterone, there are side effects. You should only do this under the care/supervision of a pediatric endocrinologist. Read more...

Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Maybe but for what? All medications, prescription & otc, as well as all dietary supplements, have potential side effects. There is no free lunch, no side effect free pill, whether medication or supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are approved for use in breast cancer in which case the potential risk of liver damage, hypertension, etc probably outweighs risk of recurrent breast cancer. So talk to your doc re what's right. Read more...

What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

Benefits > downsides. Hormonal therapy has systemic benefits in er+ patients (similar to chemo), reduces local recurrence after breast conservation, and reduces the risk of second/new breast cancers. Head to head each of these is slightly better for ais than tamoxifen. Ais major side effects are menopausal symptoms, bone and joint symptoms (arthralgias), and decrease in bone density. Read more...
Aromatase inhibitor. The benefit is that some breast cancers respond to estrogen, lowering estrogen production at the site of the cancer with aromatase inhibitors has been proven to be an effective treatment for hormone-sensitive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The side effects include an increased risk for developing osteoporosis and joint disorders such as arthritis, arthrosis and arthralgia. Read more...

Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Probably never will. Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the fda for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains fda approval for an adult disease indication, we then can study it in clinical trials, and if warranted, use it. Read more...
Used no FDA approval. The FDA has not approved use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) in children. This has not prevented the use of AI for various endocrine issues in children. If you look at most medications used by Pediatricians, many are not "FDA approved." Read more...
No not approved. No these are not approved and are rarely used of label. Read more...
Aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase inhibitors are used in treating metastatic breast cancer in women and breast enlargement in men. There is no indication for use in pediatrics. Read more...

Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin (exemestane) but got bone mineral loss..

Go see your doctor. Presumably you're taking Arimidex (anastrozole) to control your Estradiol to treat gynecomastia (rather than trying to jack up your testosterone). Loss of bone mineral density is a known consequence of excessively lowering one's estradiol. I'm not clear what kind of trouble you're having w/your dosing since you didn't mention your regimen. Regardless, you need to address your concern w/your doctor. Read more...

Why don't doctors prescribe aromatase inhibitors in FTM testosterone replacement therapy?

Aromatase. FTM requires two things: 1: I do not take care of such patients unless I am notified by a Psychologist who is taking care of the patient. 2: I do not see any indication for aromatase inhibitors to be given in addition to testosterone. I have been fortunate to have reasonable success with FTM and MTF. Read more...