Brand name: Aromasin
Chemical name: Exemestane
How it works: Aromatase inhibitors lower the amount of estrogen in postmenopausal women.
Uses: Aromasin, used to treat postmenopausal women, typically is used to:
- reduce the risk of early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer coming back after surgery and other treatments
- treat advanced-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer
Aromasin may be taken for 2 to 5 years. Doctors may recommend that some women take it for a longer or shorter period of time.
How it's given: Aromasin is taken orally as a pill.
Additional information: Aromasin shouldn't be taken at the same time as tamoxifen.
- hot flashes
- mood swings
- increased sweating
- increased appetite
- weakened bones
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