What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Aromasin Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, although it can affect men as well. Symptoms include lumps in the breast or armpit, changes in the shape of a breast, and nipple discharge.
Some 80 percent of all breast cancer tumors are hormone receptor-positive, meaning that cancer cells grow as a result of elevated levels of the female sex hormone estrogen. Such cancers usually respond well to treatments that lower estrogen levels in the body.
Aromasin Active Ingredient
Generic Aromasin Alternative: Aromasin
Aromasin is prescribed to treat certain types of breast cancer. It contains the active ingredient exemestane which decreases the amount of estrogen in the body. This helps to stop or even reverse the growth of tumors.
General Drug Information
What is Aromasin and What Is It Used For?
Aromasin is prescribed to treat a type of breast cancer known as hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. This breast cancer grows due to high levels of estrogen and/or progesterone, which are naturally produced by the body.
Aromasin decreases the amount of estrogen produced by the body and is known to slow or reverse cancer growth. It is also prescribed to prevent the return of the disease in patients who have already been cured.
Aromasin is usually prescribed to post-menopausal women, not those of childbearing age.
Usage and Application
Aromasin should be taken exactly as prescribed. The dosage depends on the patient’s condition, response to treatment, and other medications they may be taking. Patients should inform their doctor of all other prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements they are taking.
Patients are usually prescribed one daily oral dose, usually after a meal.
It is important to use Aromasin regularly in order to experience its full benefit. Patients should take this medication at the same time each day in order to help patients remember.
Aromasin can be absorbed through the skin and lungs. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe dust from the tablets.
Patients should monitor their breasts regularly. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any lumps.
Considerations Before Taking Aromasin
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss any possibility of allergic reactions to Aromasin.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney problems, and liver problems. Patients should discuss any history of stroke or blood clots, as well as problems like osteoporosis and osteopenia. It is also important to report heart disease, which includes a history of heart attack, chronic chest pain, and heart failure.
Aromasin may cause dizziness or make patients feel tired. While taking this medication, patients should not drive, use machinery, or perform other tasks requiring alertness. Limit alcohol and discuss marijuana use with your doctor.
Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.
Aromasin is mainly prescribed to post-menopausal women. Women who have not yet gone through menopause need to discuss reliable birth control methods with their doctor as Aromasin may harm an unborn baby.
Women should continue using birth control at least one month after stopping Aromasin treatment. Do not use products containing estrogen. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect you may be pregnant as this medication should not be used during pregnancy.
It is not known whether Aromasin passes into breast milk. However, breastfeeding while taking this medication is not recommended. Women who have taken Aromasin should wait at least a month before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Aromasin should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Aromasin
Drug interactions may change the way Aromasin works and may increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss all medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
A number of drugs interact negatively with Aromasin. Examples include estrogen blockers such as Arimidex and Nolvadex. Birth control medications (like ethinyl estradiol) and products like conjugated estrogens have a similar effect.
Most patients are able to use Aromasin safely without serious side effects.
Common side effects include hot flashes, hair loss, tiredness, and unusual sweating. Some patients may feel joint, bone, or muscle pain. Additional side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping. Patients should consult their doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.
Serious side effects include vaginal bleeding, bone fractures, depression, and anxiety. Patients should also monitor for persistent vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, and yellowing of the eyes or skin.
In rare cases, Aromasin may cause the formation of blood clots, which can lead to serious issues like heart attack or stroke. Patients should seek immediate medical assistance in the event they experience any of the following symptoms: confusion, sudden shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain or swelling in the groin or calves, sudden dizziness, or fainting. Pain in the chest, jaw, or left arm could signify a heart attack.
Symptoms of stroke include tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, vision changes, slurred speech, severe headache, and weakness on one side of the body.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects.
Serious allergic reactions to Aromasin are rare, yet patients should be aware of symptoms including rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Aromasin
Aromasin should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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