How to use exemestane ?
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using exemestane and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily with food (after a meal), or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking.
Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
Inform your doctor right away if your condition worsens (such as you get new breast lumps).
Common side effects
More than 10 in every 100 people have one or more of these effects.
Hot flushes and sweats - this happens in more than 1 in 5 women (22%)
Painful joints or muscles - this happens in just under 1 in 5 women (18%)
Tiredness (fatigue) - this happens in about 1 in 6 women (16%)
Feeling or being sick - this is usually mild and can be easily controlled by anti sickness tablets. It affects more than 1 in 10 women (12%)
Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) - more than 1 in 10 women have this
Hair thinning affects more than 1 in 10 women
The usage and dosage of the product
Use exemestane as directed by your doctor.
Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
1. An extra patient leaflet is available with exemestane. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
2.Take exemestane by mouth after a meal at the same time every day.
3.Continue to take exemestane even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
4.If you miss a dose of exemestane, take it as soon as possible.If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
5.Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use exemestane.