Aromasin is a drug used to treat breast cancer in women who are older. It is mostly used for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer which occurs in women after they have been through menopause. It slows the growth of the cancer and can also help keep it from returning. Your doctor will gauge how you do on the drug to determine if it is working and if you can stay on it.
It works best if you take it the same time every day. Women who are pregnant are not advised to touch the medicine because it can be absorbed through the skin. There are some side effects that women have experienced while taking the drug including muscle pain, sweating, nausea, dizziness and trouble sleeping. There are some more serious side effects as well including depression, vaginal bleeding, dark urine, and bone fractures. In rare cases you may have problems like stroke or blood clots, tell your doctor and stop using Aromasin if you experience shortness of breath, pain in your chest or arm, confusion, or any other troubling symptoms.
While it is not common some women may be allergic to the drug so it is important to know if you are allergic to exemenstane or any of the other ingredients the medicine has in it. It is taken orally and should only be used as directed. If you have breast cancer after you have been through menopause then talk to your doctor about Aromasin, it could help you get into remission faster.