Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor commonly used to treat breast cancer in individuals past childbearing age. It works by stopping the production of estrogen, which can keep the tumor from growing larger.
Exemestane (Aromasin) is a medication which lowers estrogen levels in menopausal women. This helps in speeding the growth of various types of breast tumors that require estrogen to grow in the body.
Exemestane is mainly used to treat various types of breast cancer in women after menopause. This medication is usually given to women whose cancer has progressed even after medications, surgery, or radiation. However, Exemestane may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor.
Exemestane has some side effects. In addition to needed side effects, Exemestane may cause unwanted effects to the user. Some of the common side effects include chest pain, cough, fever, chills, mental depression, and tightness in the chest, back pain, headache or a sore throat.