Warning: This medication may harm a developing
fetus.Only women who have
experienced menopause and can’t become pregnant should
take Aromastin. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, tell your doctor before taking
Aromastin. Severe allergic reactions can
develop in some patients. Therefore, tell your doctor if you are allergic to
Aromastin or any of its
Additionally, tell your doctor about any medication allergies you have, since Aromastin may contain inactive
ingredients that may trigger an allergic reaction.
Indications: Aromastin belongs
to the drug class called aromatase inhibitors. This means that Aromastin works by decreasing the estrogen
produced by your body, which will slow or stop the growth of the kind of breast cancer tumors that use estrogen
to develop. Aromastin is frequently used to treat early stage breast cancer; however, this medication
should only be used by women who have experienced menopause and can't become pregnant.
Aromasin can also be used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for whom treatment with tamoxifen
does not work effectively.
The medication comes in tablet form to be taken by mouth. It is recommended to be taken as an adjuvant
hormonal therapy for five consecutive years.
Dosage: Aromastin is a medicine available only in
tablet form, white or slightly grey coloring. Each tablet includes
25 mg of Aromastin and will be supplied to you in bottles containing thirty pills. This medication is usually taken once a day following a meal; simply swallow
your dose with a glass of water.
recommended that you take your dose of Aromastin at the same time each day, though your doctor will provide you
with individualized instructions based on your needs. You should
never chew, split, or crush your dose of Aromastin. Follow the
dosage instructions your doctor gives you; if you have additional questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or
refer to the drug information packet.
can cause serious health problems or death. Contact your doctor or a local poison control center near you
immediately if you experience symptoms indicating
overdose. Do not neglect to see your physician; an overdose of Aromasin can lead to death.
Missing dose: Take your medication on time as prescribed by your
physician. In case you miss a dose
, take the missed one
as soon as you remember if it is not almost times for the following dose; do not
double the next dose to recover the missed one; it can be dangerous. You can contact your doctor or wait to go back
to your regular schedule.
Aromastin should not be taken
by pregnant women or women who may become pregnant during the course of their treatment. As mentioned above, the medication may cause damage to a fetus, so if you
become pregnant while taking Aromastin, tell your doctor right away. If you have experienced hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction when
undergoing the treatment, bring this to the attention of your doctor; also, be sure to tell your doctor about
any allergies to medication you have, since it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to one of the inactive
ingredients in Aromastin.
There are a number of
prescription and non-prescription products that have the potential to interact with Aromastin. For this reason,
it is very important that you discuss with your doctor any other medication you are taking. You should be especially sure to tell your doctor if you have taken or are
currently taking St. John’s wort. The prescription drugs that may interact with Aromastin are estrogen including
ethinyl estradiol and conjugated estrogens; estrogen blockers including anastrozole and tamoxifen; and
raloxifene. This list is not exhaustive, so you should talk to your doctor about potential drug
consume the following without firstly telling your health care provider:
in the combat against
breast cancer cells, Aromasin can bring good results; however, by attacking cancer, the
drug also affect healthy cells that multiply rapidly, which can cause adverse effects in most patients. The
most common Aromasin side effects include:
or joint pain
falling asleep or staying asleep.
cause serious side effects which require immediate medical attention; contact your doctor immediately if you
experience any of these symptoms: