Information about Exemestane

Exemestane Uses

Exemestane is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

How Exemestane works

Exemestane 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.

Common side effects of Exemestane

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Nausea, Increased sweating, Rash, Dizziness, Fracture, Vomiting, Weakness, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Depression, Osteoporosis, Peripheral edema, Constipation, Decreased white blood cell count (lymphocytes), Low blood platelets, Decreased appetite, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Hot flushes, Hair loss, Urticaria, Itching
Written By
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated
13 Jun 2023 | 11:29 AM (UTC)

We provide you with authentic, trustworthy and revelant information

Want to know more

Available Medicine for Exemestane

XtaneNatco Pharma Ltd
10591 variant(s)
AromasinPfizer Ltd
1 to ₹58731 variant(s)
ExetrazAlkem Laboratories Ltd
8101 variant(s)
XmalonCelon Laboratories Ltd
3201 variant(s)
ExmasinSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
2201 variant(s)
XamalonCelon Laboratories Ltd
3201 variant(s)
SamexaSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
6971 variant(s)
XemasinZee Laboratories
23971 variant(s)
ExegetGLS Pharma Ltd.
6001 variant(s)
6001 variant(s)

Expert advice for Exemestane

  • Exemestane 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 Exemestane if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Exemestane


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

Exemestane is a non-steroidal medicine, which is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

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

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 Exemestane may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.

Q. What if I forget to take Exemestane?

If you forget to take a dose of Exemestane, 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. Can I stop taking Exemestane?

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

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

Most common side effects of using Exemestane 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.


Orders Delivered
Get the link to download App

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited


Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant


Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

LegitScript approved
India's only LegitScript and ISO/ IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.