Exemestane is an active ingredient, which is an Aromatase Inhibitor. It is a steroidal inhibitor of aromatase that blocks estrogen synthesis in postmenopausal women and is used as estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. This medication is used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. It actively works as an EC aromatase inhibitor, an antineoplastic agent, an environmental contaminant and a xenobiotic.
Class of Drugs – Aromatase Inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C20H24O2
Molecular Weight - 296.4 g/mol
Working: This aromatase Inhibitor medicine Exemestane acts by reducing the amount of estrogen the body produces. It slows or stops the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.
Uses: Given medicine is used to treat certain types of breast cancer such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in women after menopause. Exemestane is also approved to prevent cancer from returning. Certain breast cancers grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. This ingredient reduces the amount of estrogen the body produces and helps to slow or reverse the growth of breast cancers.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in various popular brands. One of the brands is mentioned below:
- Aromasin: 25 mg
This medicine is usually not used in women of childbearing age. It can cause dizziness or drowsiness. It is advisable to avoid driving or other activities that require alertness.