Used for the treatment of various conditions including Cancer of the Breast in women, Exemestane is a drug that helps improve condition of patients by decreasing estrogen levels in the body that is achieved by inhibiting aromatase. Side effects due to the drug vary on a case by case basis and may or may not occur. The side effects include tingling in hands, hair loss, numbness, muscle pain, fracture, etc.
A doctor must be consulted immediately in any side effects are experienced by the patient. Prior to beginning dosage, patients must inform a medical practitioner about any over the counter products being consumed and other medications. Furthermore, patients must also make their doctors aware of any diseases, allergies and conditions they might have. Some medications and conditions can make patients much more vulnerable to side effects.
Dosage prescribed by the doctor or instruction given on the package of the drug must be strictly followed. While on taking the drug, patient must not operate machinery and should ensure that blood and mineral density in the bone are tested on a regular basis. Furthermore, the drug must not be consumed by women who have not reached menopause as women on the drug cannot become pregnant. The drug may interact with Acetaminophen, Cholecalciferol, Ascorbic acid, Cetirizine, Aspirin, Cyanocobalamin.