Aromasin. 25 mg. 30 tablets
Aromasin. 25 mg. 30 tablets
Aromasin belongs to a group of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors. These drugs may affect the action of an enzyme called aromatase, which is required for the formation of female sex hormones - estrogens, particularly in postmenopausal women. Reduction of estrogen levels in the body's way of treating hormone-dependent breast cancer.
Aromasin used to treat hormone-dependent early breast cancer in postmenopausal women following a 2-3 years of treatment with tamoxifen.
Aromasin be used for the treatment of advanced hormone-dependent breast cancer in post-menopausal women, when the other hormone treatments did not lead to sufficient results.
BEFORE YOU TAKE Aromasin
Do not take Aromasin:
- If you are allergic to exemestane or any of the other ingredients of Aromasin.
- If you are not yet in "menopause", ie still have a monthly cycle
- If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Take special care with Aromasin
- Before treatment with Aromasin, your doctor may want to take blood samples to make sure that you have reached menopause.
- Before taking Aromasin, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems.
- Tell your doctor if you have suffered or are suffering from a condition that affects the strength of your bones. Your doctor may want to measure your bone density before you start taking and while taking Aromasin. This is because this class of drugs to reduce levels of female hormones and this may lead to loss of bone mineral content, which might reduce its strength.
Pregnancy and lactation
Aromasin not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or weakness while taking Aromasin should not drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Aromasin
-If you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. Aromasin tablets contain sucrose, which can cause a problem in a small number of patients with hereditary intolerance to some sugars.
Aromasin contains a small amount of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate, which can cause allergic reactions. If this happens, please contact your doctor.
HOW TO TAKE Aromasin
Adults and elderly
Aromasin tablets should be taken orally after eating approximately the same time each day. Your doctor will tell you how and how long to take Aromasin. The recommended dose is one tablet of 25 mg daily.
Do not stop taking your tablets even if you feel well, unless your doctor tells you to.
If you need to go into hospital while taking Aromasin tell the medical staff that conduct such treatment.
Aromasin is not suitable for use in children.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Very common - sleep disturbances, headaches, hot flashes, nausea, increased sweating, pain in muscles and joints, fatigue
Common - loss of appetite, depression, dizziness, carpal tunnel syndrome, stomach pain, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, skin rash, hair loss, thinning of the bones, which can reduce their strength
Uncommon - drowsiness, muscle weakness
If you have done any research in the hospital can be seen changes in liver function. Changes in the number of certain blood cells and platelets circulating in the blood can occur, especially in patients with pre-existing lymphopenia.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
What does Aromasin?
The active substance is exemestane. Each tablet contains 25 mg of exemestane.
The other ingredients are colloidal hydrated silica, crospovidone, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, polysorbate 80, polyvinyl alcohol, simethicone, macrogol 6000, sucrose, light magnesium carbonate, methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, wax cetyl esters, talc, ethyl alcohol, shellac, titanium oxides, iron oxides.