Exemestane Oral Tablet 25Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Exemestane: Oral tablet (25mg)

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Exemestane 25mg Tablet
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 571 
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Exemestane 25mg Tablet
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: 2858 

What is this Medicine?

EXEMESTANE (ex e MES tane) blocks the production of the hormone estrogen. Some types of breast cancer depend on estrogen to grow, and this medicine can stop tumor growth by blocking estrogen production. This medicine is for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women only.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Aromasin: Oral tablet (25mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Exemestane: Oral tablet(25mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Exemestane 25mg Tablet

NDC: 000540080
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Breast Cancer

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Exemestane 25mg Tablet
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Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 571 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Exemestane 25mg Tablet

Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Endometrial Hyperplasia Incidence:
0.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
0.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot Incidence:
0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Broken Bones Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
2.0-8.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
2.0-15.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
2.0-14.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Wrist Nerve Pain Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.0-9.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
4.0-11.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Osteoporosis Incidence:
4.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
5.0-15.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
5.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
6.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
6.2-13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
6.9-13.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
8.0-9.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.5-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
11.0-12.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hot Flashes Incidence:
13.0-32.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
16.1-22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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