The recommended Aromasin dosage for treating postmenopausal women with breast cancer is 25 mg once daily after a meal. Aromasin is approved for use in women with early breast cancer only after they have had two to three years of tamoxifen. Women who are taking certain other medications may need a higher Aromasin dose (50 mg once daily). Factors that can affect your specific Aromasin dosage include the severity of your breast cancer, other medical conditions you may have, and whether you are taking other medications.
Aromasin Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Aromasin® (exemestane) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your breast cancer (see Breast Cancer Stages)
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Aromasin dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Aromasin Dosage for Breast Cancer
The recommended dose of Aromasin in postmenopausal women is Aromasin 25 mg once daily after a meal. For women with early breast cancer, Aromasin is approved for use after two to three years of tamoxifen (Nolvadex®, Soltamox®) for two to three additional years (for a total of five years of treatment). For women with more advanced breast cancer, Aromasin should be continued until the breast cancer worsens.
Women taking certain other medications may need to take a higher dose -- Aromasin 50 mg once daily after a meal (see Aromasin Drug Interactions).
General Aromasin Dosage InformationConsiderations for people taking Aromasin include the following:
- Aromasin comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day.
- Aromasin should be taken after a meal.
- Aromasin should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Aromasin will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Aromasin or your Aromasin dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without discussing it with your healthcare provider.