Aromasin is a synthetic prescription drug that is used in the treatment of certain forms of breast cancer particularly in women who have gone through menopausal stage. The drug is also used in the treatment of late stage breast cancer and carcinoma of the uterus in women. Aromasin acts on estrogen receptors and thus has the potential to reduce tumor growth. It has been found that the estrogenic activity of aromasin is at its highest level when estrogen levels are at their lowest levels.
Women who take aromasin should inform their doctors about their plans to take the medication. Aromasin should only be taken under close medical supervising, as incorrect dosage could lead to serious side effects. These include high blood pressure, increased bleeding, convulsions and coma. These are the most common side effects however and women are warned that they should only report if they experience these symptoms.
If you decide to start using aromasin, be sure to inform your doctor about your intention so he can adjust the dosage accordingly. Your doctor will likely want you to start with lower doses in order to determine the best course of treatment. It is important for you to not take aromasin with any hormonal replacement therapy such as clomiphene citrate, estrogren or testosterone. This combination can increase Aromasin the risk of side effects.
One of the most common side effects of taking aromasin is the common side effects of an allergic reaction. Since this is an estrogen like drug, the body’s natural response is to produce more estrogen to counter the effect of the aromasin. This can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Some of these common side effects include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat and chest and lightheadedness. Make sure that you are not allergic to aromasin before taking it.
When taking tamoxifen, an oral form of estrogen, you must not take a diuretic such as ethinylestradiol (also known as EE). You may also be eligible for a Medicare supplement if you are taking tamoxifen as part of your breast cancer treatment. If you are planning to use aromasin as part of your breast cancer treatment then ask your doctor about alternative forms of estrogen such as Aromasin. Do not start taking aromasin without talking to your doctor first. You doctor will be able to advise you about other treatments available to you which are less harmful than aromasin.
If you are in the high-risk group for estrogen therapy (for example, those with advanced prostate cancer, or those who have used tamoxifen and are in the risk of developing breast or cervical cancer) talk to your doctor about Aromasin. They can give you a low dose in the initial treatment phase. Once your estrogen levels are back to normal you can increase your dose. Aromasin, though, is not considered a risk when used in the postmenopausal women. It has been shown to help women in this high-risk group increase their breast size.