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Aromasin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is exemestane (Aromasin)?
- What are the possible side effects of exemestane (Aromasin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about exemestane (Aromasin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking exemestane (Aromasin)?
- How should I take exemestane (Aromasin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Aromasin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Aromasin)?
- What should I avoid while taking exemestane (Aromasin)?
- What other drugs will affect exemestane (Aromasin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Aromasin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Aromasin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking exemestane (Aromasin)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect exemestane (Aromasin)?
Exemestane may not work as well if you take it together with hormone replacement medication, or while using birth control pills or patches.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol);
- St. John's wort;
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- HIV medication such as efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), nevirapine (Viramune), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as armodafanil (Nuvigil) or modafanil (Progivil); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with exemestane. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about exemestane.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Aromasin Information
- Aromasin Drug Interactions Center: exemestane oral
- Aromasin Side Effects Center
- Aromasin Overview including Precautions
- Aromasin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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