Xtane 25 Mg (Exemestane)
Also known as: Exemestane
Packaging Type: 30 tabs/bottle
Manufacturer : Natco
Product Code: PR10316
What is this drug?
Xtane 25 mg is prescribed for treating breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It contains Exemestane which has an anti-estrogenic activity and is used breast cancer cases which have not responded to other drugs.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Exemestane belongs to the class of aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase is an enzyme which is required for the synthesis of estrogen. This estrogen is utilized by cancer cells for its growth. Xtane binds to the estrogen receptors of the cancer cells inhibiting biosynthesis and reuptake of the hormone thereby hampering the growth of the tumor.
Looking after your drug
Keep it its pack stored at room temperature and away from heat and moisture. Check expiry date regularly.
How to take Xtane 25 mg?
Take it orally at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole
Initial dose is 25 mg once daily. However, the dose depends on various factors. Consult your doctor.
Seek medical help immediately.
Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next dose. If not then take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose to cover up for the missed dose.
Warnings and Precautions
It reacts with certain medications. Talk to your doctor before starting this drug. Not to be used in women of child-bearing age.
Possible Side Effects
- GI upset
- Hot flushes
- Myalgia, fatigue
- Sleep problems
- Osteoporosis, bone fractures
When Xtane 25 mg should not be used?
- Women of child-bearing age
- Pre-menopausal women
- Allergy to the drug
- Other severe medical conditions
How long should you take Xtane 25 mg?
As long as prescribed