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Exemestane is a medication regularly used to treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer in women who have stopped menstruating due to menopause. It is an oral medication that works to decrease the amount of estrogen that the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of some types of breast cancers. It is typically used to treat hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Some cancers grow and spread faster by the amount of estrogen that is produced in the body. This medication works to lower estrogen levels and may slow down the growth of some tumors that form in the breast. It is also often used to treat women who have been through cancer treatments including radiation or surgery, or who have tried other cancer medications that have not been effective. The brand name for exemestane is Aromasin.
Exemestane is not typically used to treat women of childbearing age and is not a safe choice for everyone, even if they have the same illness. It is possible that potential users may have to have a pregnancy test that comes back negative before starting this medication. Exemestane can cause birth defects. The drug should not be taken by pregnant women or those who are still menstruating and have not gone through menopause. Your medical provider will know the best course of treatment for your circumstance.
In those unusual cases that do exist that exemestane is used to treat women who are not yet past menopause, birth control should be used during the use of exemestane and for a least one month after the last dose of the medication. It is important to share your information with your doctor before you consider this medication for breast cancer treatment, and also if you do become pregnant. It is unknown if exemestane passes into breast milk, so it is not advised to breastfeed while on exemestane. Exemestane can pass through body fluids such as urine, vomit, and feces. Anyone caring for someone using this medication should practice universal precautions and clean soiled items separately.