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Exemestane

Popular Brands: : Aromasin, Exemestane, Aromasine, Aromasil
Official FDA Reports31,979
Social Media Events1,587
Total Posts537
Avg. Review Score2.88/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Exemestane
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Pharmacia And Upjohn Co
  • Roxane Laboratories Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Exemestane Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Exemestane

Night Sweats

Side Effects: As mentioned above, I have not had any side effects from Aromasin other than hot flashes and night sweats . These may be due to menopause rather than the treatment itself. The hot flash...


Source: Aromasin (Exemestane)

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Hot Flush

Side Effects: As mentioned above, I have not had any side effects from Aromasin other than hot flashes and night sweats. These may be due to menopause rather than the treatment itself. The hot flash...


Source: Aromasin (Exemestane)

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Alcoholism

... rather than the treatment itself. The hot flashes have been relatively mild and can be controlled, for the most part, by limiting or removing all alcoholic beverages.

Aromasin's treatm...


Source: Aromasin (Exemestane)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Bone pain, Myalgia, Mood swings, Hysterectomy, Vaginal haemorrhage, Weight increased, Hot flush

Posted By fedupsurvivor in fdb.rxlist.com on October 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... be okay. However, after a few months all the side effects started and they just keep coming. The joint/muscle and bone pain is almost unbearable. I gained 1o pounds, am extremely fatigued and have no ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased, Decreased appetite

Posted By MAL57 in fdb.rxlist.com on August 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

In discussing whether this medication has worked, I do not know as it has only been a few months. How will I ever know anyway?! One thing I do know is that I gained 8.4 pounds in the first two weeks o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Bone pain, Myalgia, Nightmare

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme muscle and bone pain that could not be controlled at all with over the counter meds such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, ASA. Prescribed Meds like Tylenol #3, then Buscopan patch then tr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Abdominal pain, Pain, Insomnia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: 4 months on drug joint pain abdominal pain wrists ankles hurt so bad calves ache some insomnia fatigue bad!! Sometimes have trouble with fine motor skills and words headache I...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Fatigue, Burning sensation, Lethargy, Hypoaesthesia, Adverse event, Abdominal pain upper, Depression, Disturbance in attention, Dyskinesia, Dyspepsia, Insomnia, Joint stiffness, Mental impairment, Swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... Painful reflux , long-lasting burning in my esophagus, stomach aches, joint pain, numbness in my hands, BAD insomnia, swelling so bad at night I cannot bend my fingers. Pain in ankles, feet and back ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Myalgia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... for 9 months and had increasing joint and muscle pain. I went off for a month and most side effects resolved. My oncologist switched me to Aromasin. In about 2 weeks the joint pain started coming back...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Disturbance in attention, Mental impairment

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, no motivation, foggy brain. I've never felt so exhausted in my entire life. I can't get off the couch and all I want to do is sleep. I feel like I'm a walking...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Depression, Dyskinesia, Insomnia, Muscle spasms, Somnolence, Swelling, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: First few weeks were ok, then started having mild hot flashes, really BAD insomnia, and joint pain. Swelling so bad at night I cannot bend my fingers. Pain in ankles, feet and back sp...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Abdominal discomfort, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Achy joints, stomach issues, some insomnia Not sure how much this has helped. Was very ill with Arimidex, couldn't eat without diarrhea so doctor switched me to Aromasin. Most...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Insomnia, Osteoarthritis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I already have serious osteoarthritis, but I'm not feeling worse on the Aromasin. The only side effect I seem to have is extreme insomnia, which is a real problem. Right now t...


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