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exemestane Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- any new or unusual symptoms
- changes in vision
- leg or arm swelling
- pain in bones, joints, or muscles
- pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- difficulty sleeping
- hot flashes
- unusually weak or tired
exemestane May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- female hormones, like estrogens and birth control pills
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine
- St. John's Wort
How to Use exemestane
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals after a meal. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to exemestane, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, take the next dose as usual. Do not try to make up the missed dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
If you experience hot flashes or sweating while taking this medicine, avoid alcohol, smoking and drinks with caffeine. This may help to decrease these side effects.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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Last Updated: April 21, 2009