EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma is a brand name for the generic drug Exemestane, also known by the brand name Aromasin. It belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors and is used in the treatment of breast cancer. Exemestane works by reducing the production of estrogen in the body, which can help slow the growth and spread of breast cancer cells.
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma is primarily used for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is used in women who have already received other types of therapy, such as tamoxifen or chemotherapy, and have not responded adequately. Exemestane works by reducing the production of estrogen in the body, which can help slow the growth and spread of breast cancer cells.
HOW TO USE:
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma should be taken orally, usually once daily, as prescribed by the doctor. The tablets should be swallowed whole, with a full glass of water, and can be taken with or without food. It is important to take EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma at the same time each day for maximum effectiveness.
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. They should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of Action:
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma works by reducing the production of estrogen in the body. It does this by inhibiting the action of the aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for converting androgens (male hormones) into estrogens (female hormones). By reducing the levels of estrogen in the body, EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma can slow the growth and spread of breast cancer cells.
Before taking EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma, it is important to inform your doctor about any allergies or medical conditions you may have. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take this medication.
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma is contraindicated in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it can harm the developing fetus or infant. It should also not be used in women who have not yet reached menopause or in men.
EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma may interact with several other medications, including hormonal contraceptives and other medications that affect estrogen levels in the body. Patients should inform their doctor about all the medications they are taking before starting EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma.
In case of an overdose of EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
The most commonly reported side effects of EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma include hot flashes, fatigue, and joint pain. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and headaches. EXEMESTANE-Natco Pharma may also cause changes in cholesterol levels and bone density. It is important to report any persistent or severe side effects to your doctor.