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New Drug Checklist: Exemestane

Magazine article Drug Topics

New Drug Checklist: Exemestane

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EXEMESTANE: (eks-e-MESS-tayn)

Treats advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women

BRAND NAME: Aromasin WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE

Do not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to exemestane.

HOW TO TAKE AND STORE THIS MEDICINE

Capsules:

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.

Take the medicine after a meal.

Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor.

Store medication at room temperature, in a tightly closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

IF YOU MISS A DOSE

Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.

If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.

Do not take two doses at one time.

DRUGS AND FOODS TO AVOID

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medicine, including over-the-counter products.

Exemestane should not be taken with medicines that contain estrogen, such as Premarin.

WARNINGS

Do not take exemestane if you have not gone through menopause, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your doctor may want to test your blood while you are taking this medicine. …

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