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It is important to understand the Aromasin warnings and precautions prior to taking the drug to help ensure a safe treatment process. Aromasin may not be safe to use for women who have osteoporosis or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Other precautions and warnings to be aware of include potential drug interactions and allergic reactions. You should not take Aromasin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used to make the drug.
Aromasin: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Aromasin® (exemestane) if you have:
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Not gone through menopause
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Aromasin Warnings and PrecautionsWarnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Aromasin include the following:
- It is not known if Aromasin is safe and effective for breast cancer treatment in premenopausal women, although it is sometimes prescribed off-label for this use.
- The liver and kidneys help clear Aromasin from the body. Therefore, if you have liver or kidney disease, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Aromasin. Depending on the severity of your condition, your healthcare provider may recommend adjusting your Aromasin dosage or not taking Aromasin at all.
- Aromasin (as well as most medications that decrease the effects of estrogens) can lead to osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis (or are at risk for the condition), your healthcare provider may recommend certain lifestyle changes or medication to protect you from fractures (see Osteoporosis Prevention).
- Aromasin can interact with other medications (see Aromasin Drug Interactions).
- It is not known if Aromasin passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Aromasin and Breastfeeding).