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A healthcare provider may prescribe Aromasin to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The medication is specifically designed to treat postmenopausal women who are switching from tamoxifen and have certain types of breast cancer. Aromasin comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day. Although most people tolerate the drug well, there are potential side effects, such as hot flashes, nausea, and fatigue.
What Is Aromasin?Aromasin® (exemestane) is a prescription medication used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Specifically, it has been licensed to treat postmenopausal women who are switching from tamoxifen (Nolvadex®, Soltamox®) and have:
- Early breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive and have had surgery or radiation
- Advanced breast cancer that has not responded to tamoxifen.