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Is Exemestane A Chemotherapy Drug

is exemestane a chemotherapy drug

In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Aromasin® when referring to the generic drug name exemestane. Drug Type: Exemestane is an anti-cancer hormone therapy. It is classified as an "aromatase inhibitor."

How should this medicine be used?

Exemestane comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day after a meal. Take exemestane at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take exemestane exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

is exemestane a chemotherapy drug  Is Used For

  • Exemestane is used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Risk reduction for invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.

How is exemestane a chemotherapy drug  Is Given

  • Exemestane is a pill, taken by mouth.
  • You should take exemestane at about the same time each day. Take with food. If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose the next day.
  • You should not stop taking exemestane without discussing with your physician.
  • The amount of exemestane you receive depends on many factors. Your doctor will determine your dose and how long you will be taking exemestane.

Side Effects of is exemestane a chemotherapy drug 

  • hot flashes
  • headache,
  • hair loss,
  • joint/bone/muscle pain,
  • tiredness,
  • anxiety,
  • unusual or increased sweating,
  • nausea,
  • upset stomach,
  • diarrhea,
  • dizziness,
  • depression, and
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia).

What should I do if I forget to take a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What should I do in case of overdose?

Information is also available online at [WEB]. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.

Precautions

Before taking is exemestane a chemotherapy drug, 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. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

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.

storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ([WEB]) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.

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