Xtane 25 mg
Health professionals prescribed Xtane 25 mg for treating breast cancer in women.?Exemestane?is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Xtane tablets. Exemestane belongs to a group of medicines called aromatase inhibitor hormone antagonist that slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body.
Uses of Xtane:
Exemestane is used for the treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women, following 2 to 3 years of tamoxifen therapy. It is also used in later stages of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer or advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women who does not respond to an anti-estrogen therapy earlier.
Working of Xtane:
Xtane is the brand name of Exemestane and is an anti-cancer drug which belongs to the class, steroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting aromatase that is responsible for converting other hormones in the body called androgens to estrogens, thereby reducing the amounts of estrogen in the body which leads to slow down or stops the growth of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.
You should use Xtane tablets only if your doctor has prescribed it. The dosage and duration of this medicine will be decided by your doctor considering your health status. Follow the doctor?s instructions as misuse of Xtane can cause serious health complications.? Swallow a pill with a glass of water after having meal or snack to prevent digestive issues. Do not alter the form of medication by chewing, or dissolving in water. Doing this may change the effects or even destroys the contents of the medicine.
Xtane is manufactured by Natco Pharma, India.
Do not take Xtane if you:
Are allergic to this active ingredient Exemestane or any other ingredient of the medicine
Are not reached to menopause or you are still having your monthly periods.
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are breastfeeding women
Tell your doctor if you:
Have any liver problems
Have had strokes or heart attacks
Have a history of depression
Have a diabetes
Ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine
Side Effects of Xtane:
Vomiting, dizziness, headache, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, and rash are the common side effects of Exemestane. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or the condition become uncontrolled, contact your doctor immediately.
Exemestane may rarely causes serious side effects such as fracture, numbness and tingling in the hands and wrist that can affect grasping, depression, hot flushes, difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, nausea, unusual tiredness, increased sweating, pain, swelling in lower legs or hands, loss of appetite, and indigestion.