What is Exemestane?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aromasin

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Exemestane is an antineoplastic agent and an aromatase inactivator it is used as treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following tamoxifen therapy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Exemestane

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Muscle and joint pain 2
Bone pain 1
Cognitive confusion 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Diabetes type 2 1

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Exemestane

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Exemestane

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Exemestane

Duration

Currently taking Exemestane

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Exemestane

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Exemestane after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) 3
Letrozole (Femara) 2

Patients stopped taking Exemestane and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Anastrozole (Arimidex) 3
Letrozole (Femara) 1
Palbociclib (Ibrance) 1
Last updated:
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