Aromasin (Exemestane)

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What is Aromasin (Exemestane) prescribed for?

This medication is used to treat certain types of breast cancer, such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. However, this is usually only used by women you have finished with menopause. Estrogen, a natural hormone, can make cancers grow at a faster rate. Therefore, active ingredient in Aromasin, known as Exemestane, is what helps decrease the amount of estrogen in the body and helps slow or reverse the growth of the breast cancer. Exemestane is also used to help prevent the cancer from returning.

Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily with food (after a meal), or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Take this medication regularly to receive the most benefit from it.

Before taking exemestane, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood fats (cholesterol), bone problems (such as osteopenia, osteoporosis), stroke or blood clots, heart disease (such as chest pain, heart attack, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Exemestane is used mainly in women after menopause. If you are near menopause or have not gone through menopause and your doctor has prescribed this for you, discuss with your doctor whether you need to use reliable forms of birth control. If you do, continue using birth control for 1 month after stopping treatment with this medication. Do not use birth control products containing estrogen. Consult your doctor for more details. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: bone fractures, mental/mood changes (such as depression, anxiety), vaginal bleeding, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

This medication (and cancer) may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such as heart attack or stroke). Get medical help right away if you experience: sudden shortness of breath, chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, coughing up blood, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, tingling/weakness/numbness in the arms/legs, slurred speech, swelling of arms/legs, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes, sudden/severe headache.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/neck), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

What is Aromasin?

Aromasin is a prescription medication available as an oral tablet; it is manufactured by one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer). Aromasin is available in a single strength of 25mg and can be purchased as the brand or the generic alternative; each tablet contains exemestane.

 

What is Exemestane?

Exemestane is the generic name for Aromasin as well as the active ingredient responsible for the therapeutic effects. Exemestane is an antiestrogen drug; this means it affects estrogen (a natural hormone mainly produced in the ovaries) in the body. Like many other medications, antiestrogens are broken down into different types depending on their mechanism of action; exemestane is an antiestrogen belonging to the drug class called aromatase inhibitors.

 

What is Aromasin used for?

Anastrozole is used for post-menopausal woman diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer; using this medication will help slow the growth of the cancer. It works by posing as a substrate for the aromatase enzyme, which ultimately inhibits the enzyme, resulting in inactivation of it (this is known as suicide inhibition); this reduces the amount of estrogen in the body, which helps to slow (or even reverse) the growth of the cancer (hormone receptor-positive breast cancer requires estrogen to grow).

 

Where to buy Aromasin?

You can buy Aromasin from the comfort of your own home when you order through My Drug Center. We carry both the brand and its generic alternative for an affordable cost in quantities ranging between 30 and 90. To order; all you need is a valid prescription.

 

Why is Exemestane so expensive?

Aromasin, or exemestane, is an expensive medication in the United States. It is considered a specialty drug, which are always more expensive. Specialty drugs are used to treat complex or rare chronic conditions, such as breast cancer. Even the generic pricing is enough to cause financial difficulties for some, with prices ranging in the mid-hundreds. However, other places around the world offer the same brand-name medication for much cheaper. You can access these prices with a valid prescription through My Drug Center. We offer exemestane for as low as $74.00 for a supply of 30 tablets.

 

How to take Aromasin?

When your doctor is prescribing the medication to you, they will go over how to properly use the medication; it is important to follow those directions carefully. In general, most adults take 25mg once a day following a meal, regardless of the stage of breast cancer. If your doctor has directed you to take this medication differently, ensure you follow those directions.

 

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