Anti Estrogens (Aromasin)
What is Aromasin?
Aromasin (exemestane) lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body.
Aromasin is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after surgery, radiation, or other cancer medications have been tried without success.
Aromasin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I take Aromasin?
Take Aromasin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Aromasin is usually taken once per day, after a meal. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. You may need to keep taking take this medication for up to 5 years.
While using Aromasin, you may need frequent blood tests.
Store in the original container at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Aromasin Recommended Dose
The recommended dose of AROMASIN in early and advanced breast cancer is one 25 mg tablet once daily after a meal.
- adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive early breast cancer who have received two to three years of tamoxifen and are switched to AROMASIN for completion of a total of five consecutive years of adjuvant hormonal therapy.
- the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following tamoxifen therapy.