Aromasin side effects
November 15, 2005
Aromasin
Brand Name: Aromasin
Active Ingredient:   exemestane
Strength(s):  25 mg
Dosage Form(s):   Tablets
Company Name:    Pharmacia
Availability:         Prescription only
*Dated Approved by FDA:  October 21, 1999
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What is Aromasin used for?
Aromasin is used to treat advanced breast cancer in women who can no longer have
children (postmenopausal) whose disease has gotten worse after treatment with
tamoxifen.

The safety and effectiveness of Aromasin in women who can still have children
(premenopausal) has not been determined.

General Precautions with Aromasin:

Do not take Aromasin if you are pregnant. Aromasin may cause birth defects or
even death to an unborn baby. Aromasin has only been studied in postmenopausal
women.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney problems.

What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?

Because certain other medications can interact with Aromasin, review all
medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that
you take without a prescription. It is important to avoid taking any medications
containing estrogen along with Aromasin, because they may interfere with the action
of Aromasin.

If you are breastfeeding and accidentally exposed to Aromasin tell your doctor right
away.

What are some possible side effects of Aromasin? (This is NOT a complete list
of side effects reported with Aromasin. Your health care provider can discuss with
you a more complete list of side effects.)

Side effects of Aromasin are generally mild to moderate. Side effects can include:

Feeling tired
Nausea
Hot flashes
Pain
Depression
Inability to sleep
Anxiety
Shortness of breath
Dizziness
Headache
Swelling of arms and legs
Vomiting
Stomach pain
Loss of appetite
Coughing
Flu-like symptoms
High blood pressure
Constipation

For more detailed information about Aromasin, ask your health care provider.
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