Aromasin (Exemestane) is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Exemestane lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which slows the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. This medication is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after surgery, radiation, or other cancer medications have been tried without success.
We currently have the brand name Aromasin from Turkey manufactured by Pfizer. The generic comes from India also called Xtane by Nacto Pharma and from UK. It may come from other suppliers around the world.
The common side effects may include diarrhea, dizziness, hair loss, hot flashes, joint/bone/muscle pain, nausea, tiredness, trouble sleeping and unusual sweating.
The serious side effects may include:
• Bone fractures;
• Dark urine;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Persistent nausea/vomiting;
• Unusual tiredness;
• Vaginal bleeding;
• Yellowing eyes/skin
You should not take Aromasin if you are allergic to Exemestane or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, inform your doctor about your medical conditions and about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. The medication may make you dizzy and tired. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.