Aromasin 25 mg Tablet

Manufactured byPfizer Ltd.
ContainsExemestane
Description

Aromasin 25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of early stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women and in women who have already been treated with tamoxifen for 2 to 3 years without much clinical response. Patients with vitamin D deficiency are advised to take vitamin D supplements during treatment with this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aromasin 25 mg Tablet

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Hot flushes
  • Increased sweating
  • Mental depression
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Difficult or painful urination

Uses of Aromasin 25 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Breast cancer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to exemestane or any other components present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Reduction in bone mineral density (BMD)

This medicine may decrease bone mineral density (BMD). The bone mineral density should be assessed prior to initiating the treatment. Routine monitoring of BMD, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Vitamin D deficiency

Aromasin 25 mg Tablet may cause vitamin D deficiency. The level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D should be assessed prior to initiating the treatment. Routine monitoring of vitamin D levels, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Co-administration with estrogen containing products

This medicine is not recommended for use along with estrogen containing products since these products may alter the effects of the medicine and vice versa.

Use in premenopausal women

This medicine is not indicated for use in premenopausal women.

Sports

Use of this medicine during sports events is prohibited by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Phenytoin

Bosentan

Thalidomide

Armodafinil

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use Aromasin 25 mg Tablet only for the conditions specified by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed or share this medicine with others. Report to the doctor all your medical conditions and current medicines including herbs and supplements before starting treatment with this medicine. Report any undesired effects or lack of improvement to the doctor on priority. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Since Aromasin 25 mg Tablet decreases the amount of estrogen in the body, it slows down or stops the growth of certain specific cancer cells which need estrogen to grow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Hormonal antineoplastic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00990

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.9236.latest.pdf

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https://www.wada-ama.org/en/prohibited-list/prohibited-at-all-times/hormone-and-metabolic-modulators
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