What is an Aromasin 25 mg Tablet?
Aromasin 25 mg contains salt called exemestane. It belongs to a group of medicines called aromatase inhibitors. This tablet is a medication prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It belongs to a family of anti-estrogens. Patients with vitamin D deficiency are advised to take vitamin D supplements during the treatment of this medicine.
What exemestane drug is used for?
Exemestane is sold under the brand name Aromasin. This medication is used to treat certain types of breast cancer ( such as hormone receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. It is used to help prevent cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. It decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers. It is usually in women who have received a cancer medication called tamoxifen.
What is breast cancer?
It’s most likely to affect women over the age of 50. The breast is the tissue overlying the chest muscles. It produces milk or fatty tissue. The breast is made up of connective tissue that contains the glands that make milk.
- How does breast cancer develop?
Breast cancer originates in your breast tissue. It occurs when breast cells change and grow out of control. It creates a mass of tissue called a tumor. Breast cancer can occupy and grow into the tissue surrounding your breast. It can travel to other parts of the body and form new tumors. This stage is called metastasis ( cancerous).
- What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
Breast cancer symptoms can vary from person to person. Some possible signs of breast cancer include:
- A change in the size, shape, or texture of breast cancer.
- A mass or lump, which seems as small as a pea
- A lump or thickening in or near your breast
- A change in the look or feel of your skin on the breast or nipple
- Redness of the skin on the breast or nipple
- A blood stain or clear fluid discharge from the nipple.
Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Take it once a day with food as directed by your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include insomnia ( difficulty in sleeping), headache, nausea, and joint pain. If these side effects may become serious, consult with your doctor and get relief from all side effects.
The benefit of Aromasin 25 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of breast cancer
Aromasin 25 mg Tablet relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from the nipple, or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. It works to change the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It may also interconnect with other hormones. It stops or kills the cancer cells. It reduces its growth. It prevents its multiplication and spreading.
The side effect of Aromasin 25 mg Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Insomnia (Difficulty in sleeping)
- Increased sweating
- Muscle or joint pain
How is the Aromasin 25 mg Tablet taken?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. It may be taken with food. For the pancreas is 37.5 mg taken orally once daily. The dose and duration will decide by your doctor. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does Aromasin 25 mg work?
This medication is a type of hormone therapy used for the treatment of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer. The active constituents of this medicine belong to a class of anti-estrogen known as aromatase inhibitors. It works to lower the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. It stops the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.