About the drug:
Exemestane is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Xtane tablets. Exemestane belongs to a group of medicines called as an aromatase inhibitor hormone antagonist that may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body.
Uses of the drug:
Exemestane is used for the treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women, following 2 to 3 years of tamoxifen therapy. It is also used in later stages of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer or advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women who does not respond to an anti-estrogen therapy earlier.
Working of the drug:
Exemestane is an anti-cancer drug which belongs to the class, steroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting aromatase that are responsible for converting other hormones in the body called androgens to estrogens, thereby reducing the amounts of estrogen in the body which leads to slow down or stops the growth of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow
Xtane is manufactured by Natco Pharma, India. This drug is available on our website under various different pack sizes. To buy Xtane–25mg tablets online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Xtane- 25 mg Tablet
- Aromasin - 25 mg Tablet
- Exeget – 25 mg Tablet
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Exemestaneor any other ingredient of the medicine
- Are not reached to menopause or you are still having your monthly periods.
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
- Are breastfeeding women
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any liver problems
- Have had strokes or heart attacks
- Have a history of depression
- Have a diabetes
- Ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your weight, age, your medical history and your response to the treatment. Therefore, the correct dose will be decided by your doctor. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two tablets at one time to double the dose.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken daily with food or without food as prescribed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Take this drug exactly as your doctor prescribed to you. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you complete the prescription. Do not stop taking the dose even if you feel better and cured. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, call your doctor immediately, or get emergency medical attention.
If you miss a dose of Exemestane, then take it as soon as you remember.Never take the missed dose if the next dose time is near. Taking multiple doses at the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be poisonous and dangerous.
Side effects of the drug:
Vomiting, dizziness, headache, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, and rash are the common side effects of Exemestane. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or the condition become uncontrolled, contact your doctor immediately.
Exemestanemay rarely cause serious side effects such as fracture, numbness and tingling in the hands and wrist that can affect grasping, depression, hot flushes, difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, nausea, unusual tiredness, increased sweating, pain, swelling in lower legs or hands, loss of appetite, and indigestion.
Common drug interactions:
You must let your doctor know about your medical history in advance and always take the list of all medications with you, which you may be using, especially these ones: rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, ethinyl estradiol, and anastrozole. However, this is not a complete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms as you are having
- In case you do not feel better and cured after completing the medication, then consult your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it
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