Before taking this medicine
You should not use Aromasin if you are allergic to exemestane, or:
- if you are pregnant or able to become pregnant; or
- if you have not yet completed menopause, and are still having menstrual periods.
To make sure Aromasin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease; or
- uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Although it is not likely that a postmenopausal woman would be pregnant, exemestane can cause birth defects. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
If you are not past menopause, use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Aromasin and for at least 1 month after your last dose. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Aromasin.
It is not known whether exemestane passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How should I take Aromasin?
Take Aromasin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Aromasin is usually taken once per day, after a meal. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. You may need to keep taking take this medication for up to 5 years.
While using Aromasin, you may need frequent blood tests.
Store in the original container at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid?
Exemestane can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit). Caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up a patient’s body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Aromasin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Aromasin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- new or unusual bone pain;
- swelling in your hands or feet;
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; or
- chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance.
Common Aromasin side effects may include:
- hot flashes;
- headache, tired feeling;
- feeling short of breath;
- joint pain;
- nausea, increased appetite, weight gain;
- sleep problems (insomnia); or
- increased sweating.
What other drugs will affect Aromasin?
Other drugs may interact with Aromasin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
You should not use Aromasin if you are allergic to exemestane, if you have not started menopause, or if you are pregnant or able to become pregnant.
Do not use Aromasin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have not yet completed menopause and are still having menstrual periods.
Use Aromasin regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. You may need to keep taking take this medicine for up to 5 years. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Aromasin may not work as well if you take it together with hormone replacement medication.