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Drug Info for exemestane

Exemestane is used to treat early breast cancer in women who have experienced menopause ('change of life'; end of monthly menstrual periods) and who have already been treated with a medication called tamoxifen (Nolvadex) for 2 to 3 years. This medication is also used to treat breast cancer in women who have experienced menopause whose breast cancer has worsened while they were taking tamoxifen. Exemestane is in a class of medications called aromatase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced by the body. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.

Exemestane is used to treat early and advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Exemestane is a generic drug. On average Exemestane is priced at about $466 for a supply of 30, 25 mg tablets. Luckily, you can use our OptionRx savings offer to receive an Exemestane discount of up to 80% off the retail price at participating pharmacies near you.

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Oral routeIt is best to take this medicine with food or milk.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to exemestane.

Pregnancy after menopause is not likely, but if you think you could be pregnant, tell your doctor. This medicine could harm an unborn baby. If you are a woman who can bear children, your doctor may give you a pregnancy test 7 days before you start using this medicine to make sure you are not pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control during treatment and for 1 month after the last dose.

Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 1 month after the last dose.

Tell your doctor if you have bone marrow problems (such as lymphocytopenia) or bone problems (such as osteoporosis).

This medicine may cause weaker bones, which may lead to osteoporosis and fracture.

Oral routeMedicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes.

Do not use exemestane with hormone medicine that contains estrogen, including birth control pills or patches.

Some foods and medicines can affect how exemestane works. Tell your doctor if you are using carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampicin, or St John's wort.

This medicine may make you bleed, bruise, or get infections more easily. Take precautions to prevent illness and injury. Wash your hands often.

This medicine may decrease bone mineral density when used for a long time. A low bone mineral density can cause weak bones or osteoporosis. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.

Stop taking this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you start having chest pains or shortness of breath. This medicine may cause some people to have heart problems, but this does not occur very often.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects. It is important for women to have regular gynecologic check-ups while taking this medicine.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain, trouble breathing, uneven heartbeat
  • Unusual or severe bone or back pain
  • Hair loss.
  • Headache.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Increased sweating.
  • Joint, muscle, or bone pain.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, or stomach upset.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Trouble with sleeping.
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Increased sweating
  • Headache, nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest
  • Joint pain
Frequently Asked Questions

Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor, is used to treat early and advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is usually used to treat women have been prescribed tamoxifen in the past. Exemestane reduces estrogen levels in postmenopausal women. This may slow the growth of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.

Exemestane, a generic drug, is available under the brand name Aromasin. Consult with your doctor for more information about these drugs and to determine the best treatment for you.

The average Exemestane price without insurance can cost about $466 for a supply of 30, 25 mg tablets. Prices vary depending on pharmacy location.

Exemestane is a generic drug. Similar brand-name drugs include Aromasin. Our free coupon may be used for savings on Exemestane and alternative brand-name drugs for savings of up to 80%.

Exemestane tablets are only available in 25 mg strength. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

There is not an Exemestane manufacturer coupon or patient assistance program currently available, but you can save on your prescription cost by using our free Exemestane coupon card. Our coupon card is easy to use, and customers usually find they save the most on medications when using our coupon.