What is Xtane (Exemestane) used for?
Xtane (Exemestane) is an oral medication prescribed to treat early invasive breast cancer or advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have not responded to anti-oestrogen medications. It operates by preventing the growth or spread of cancer cells allowing other procedures to be performed to treat or remove the tumours. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Xtane (Exemestane)?
Xtane (Exemestane) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. This dose should be swallowed with a full cup of water after a meal to prevent nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Xtane (Exemestane)?
Some patients using Xtane (Exemestane) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe headaches, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, numbness, unusual swelling of the extremities, or bone pain. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Xtane (Exemestane) should not be administered to men or to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or pre-menopausal. Also inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Xtane (Exemestane) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Xtane (Exemestane) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.