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Exetraz 25mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Exetraz 25mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It works by adjusting the level of estrogen and helps in slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Exetraz 25mg Tablet is also used in combination with medication in early cancer to prevent the risk of coming back. It should be taken with food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of the medicine include insomnia (difficulty sleeping), headache, nausea, and joint pain  If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are not gone through menopause and still having menstrual periods, or you have a problem with the liver or kidney. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check for vitamin D level or bone density.

Uses of Exetraz Tablet

Side effects of Exetraz Tablet

Common
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Increased sweating
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Fatigue

How to use Exetraz Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Exetraz 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Exetraz Tablet works

Exetraz 25mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Exetraz 25mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Exetraz 25mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Exetraz 25mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Exetraz 25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Exetraz 25mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Exetraz 25mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Exetraz 25mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Exetraz 25mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Exetraz Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Exetraz 25mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Exetraz 25mg Tablet is used for the treatment of hormone dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
  • Take it at the same time everyday, preferably after food.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Your doctor may regularly check your Vitamin D level and bone mineral density and suggest supplements, if needed.
  • Do not take Exetraz 25mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Exetraz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Lanadiol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): E Gen, Lynoral, Veronica
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vagimoist
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Patient Concerns

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I had a 1-2 Stage breast cancer and mastectomy was done for left breast in 2011. Earlier I was taking Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg. Now, prescribed Altraz 1mg. Which is better and can I continue with Tamoxifen as Altraz is too costly.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Why this tablet is changed, has your doctor told you about that why he is changing your medicines.
surger and chemotherapy radiation therapy has done for breast cancer stage II. Presently hormone treatment is going on. Tamoxifen citrate tablet 20 is taking every day for 5 years as per dactors prescription. Can you suggest any new medicine for further treatment
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
No new medicines needed.
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FAQs

Q. What is Exetraz and what is it used for?

Exetraz contains a medicine Exemestane, which is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Exetraz?

Take it as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the duration depends on your medical problem. Take your tablet at about the same time every day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body. You can take it with or without food. Treatment with Exetraz may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.

Q. What if I forget to take Exetraz?

If you forget to take a dose of Exetraz, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time to your next dose, skip it and follow your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for the forgotten one.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Exetraz?

Most common side effects of using Exetraz are hot flashes, feeling tired, joint pain , headache, trouble sleeping, increased sweating, depression, feeling anxious, upset stomach and difficulty in breathing. If any of these side effects bother you, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Exetraz?

Do not stop taking Exetraz without talking to your doctor, even if you start to feel well.

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