- Ibandronate Sodium
- Imatinib Mesylate
- Megestrol Acetate
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Aromasin* used for?
Generic for Aromasin* (Exemestane) is used to treat early and advanced breast cancer in the postmenopausal women who have been already treated with a cancer medication called tamoxifen for 2 to 3 years.
Generic for Aromasin* is also used to help prevent the recurrence of breast cancer. Generic for Aromasin* is indicated for the treatment of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer and not used to treat the breast cancer that is not hormone sensitive. Generic for Aromasin* is not recommended for use in children.
A natural hormone in the body called estrogen can fuel the growth of certain breast cancer. Generic for Aromasin* works by reducing the amount of estrogen produced in your body, which slows or stops the cancer cell growth. Generic for Aromasin* belongs to a class of medications known as aromatase inhibitors.
Generic for Aromasin* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Aromasin*?
The dosage of Generic for Aromasin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Aromasin* by mouth, after a meal.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Aromasin*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Aromasin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Aromasin*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Aromasin*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Aromasin*?
- Conjugated estrogens
- Ethinyl Estradiol
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Aromasin*.
Generic for Aromasin* can interact with the following types of medicines: estrogen blockers, estrogens, rifamycins and seizure medications.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Aromasin*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Aromasin*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Aromasin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Aromasin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Aromasin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Aromasin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Aromasin* can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, hair loss, hot flashes, headache, nausea, vomiting, increased sweating and trouble sleeping. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Aromasin*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Aromasin*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Aromasin* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Aromasin*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Aromasin*?
How will Generic for Aromasin* work in my body?
How should Generic for Aromasin* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Aromasin* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Aromasin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before using Generic for Aromasin*, tell your doctor if you have not gone through menopause or if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, bone problems, liver problems and cholesterol.