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.
Xmalon 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 Xmalon?
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 Xmalon may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.
Q. What if I forget to take Xmalon?
If you forget to take a dose of Xmalon, 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 Xmalon?
Most common side effects of using Xmalon 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 Xmalon?
Do not stop taking Xmalon without talking to your doctor, even if you start to feel well.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Feb 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.