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Xtane

Xtane

Generic Xtane is a medicine that is known to belong to the class of drug referred as aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase is the enzyme that is responsible for synthesizing estrogen, a hormone used by cancerous cells of breast for the growth purpose. This medicine, thus, is used to treat breast cancer. Estrogen receptors are present in its surface. As soon as medicine enters in the body, it starts blocking the synthesis of estrogen and in turn estrogen level gets reduced. All these circumstances lead to slowing down the growth of cancerous cells.

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30 Tablets Xtane Tablets - Exemestane $79.00 $2.63
90 Tablets Xtane Tablets - Exemestane $189.00 $2.10

Generic Xtane belongs to the class of drug known as aromatase inhibitors. It is used for treating breast cancer in women. Beside this, it also helps in preventing of recurrence of low level estrogen in patient with breast cancer.

Generic Xtane is manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies and hence available under various trade names such as Aromasin, Exemestane, etc. This generic drug should be stored at room temperature and not more than 30 degree centigrade. The medicine should be kept away from the reach of children and pets, preferably in a closed and locked cupboard.  Generic Xtane should be protected from physical factors such as light, heat and moisture to retain its effectiveness. All the medicine should be checked for its expiry date before using it. In case the medicine is expired, it should be discarded properly.  


Generic Xtane contains various inactive ingredients that play an important role in fighting against cancerous cells. Some of the inactive ingredients present in the medicine are mannitol, titanium dioxide, magnesium carbonate, sodium starch glycolate, polyethylene glycol, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.


Mechanism of action:

Generic Xtane works by reduction in the level of estrogen in case of menopausal women. As a result of this, serum level decreases and in turn estrogen concentration of tumour also gets reduced. Thus, further growth of tumour is prevented.


Indication:

Generic Xtane is used to treat breast cancer that occurs after their menopause.


Side effects:

Some of the patients might suffer from unwanted side effects after using generic Xtane. However, this condition is not always true as some patient might not suffer from any side effects. The reason in the differences in the same dose is the immune system of the body that is not same for two different individuals. Following are some of the side effects that the patient might suffer from:

  • Stroke

  • Confusion

  • Hair loss

  • Hot flushes

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Unusual tiredness

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Bone fracture

  • Headache

  • Allergic reactions

  • Coughing up blood

  • Vaginal bleeding

  • Vomiting

  • Dark urine

  • Trouble in sleeping

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Vision change

  • Slurred speech

  • Severe headache

  • Pain in joint/bone/muscle

  • Usual sweating


Drug Interactions:

Generic Xtane might interact with some other medicines such as:

  • Carbamazine

  • Phenytoin

  • Rifamycin

  • St. John’s wort

  • Phenobarbital

  • Conjugated estrogen

  • Anastrazole

  • Tamoxifen

  • Raloxifene

  • Rifabutin

  • Ethyl estradiol


This is not the complete list of drug interactions. Some other drugs might also interact with this medicine. Therefore, the patient should always consult to the doctor before using the medicine.


Dosage:

Generic Xtane should be taken orally, once in a day, by the patient. It should be taken 25 mg initially. Depending on the response by the patient towards the medicine, this dose can further be increased or decreased. The patient should always consult to the doctor for exact dose.


Missed dose:

In case the patient misses the dose, they should take it as soon as it is remembered. If it is time for the next dose, the patient should skip the missed dose and take the regular dose as per the planning. To make up for the missed dose, the patient should never take any extra medicine or double dose.


Overdose:

If overdose of the medicine is suspected, the patient should contact to their doctor immediately.


Precautions:

  • Before using generic Xtane, the patient should tell to the doctor in case they are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine of this class or any ingredients of the medicine. To avoid allergic reactions due to inactive ingredients, the patient should always check the medicine for the ingredients present in it before its usage.

  • If the patient is already using any prescribed medicine or non-prescribed medicine or herbal product, then they should tell about that to the doctor before starting treatment with generic Xtane.

  • The medicine might pass to the breast milk of the nursing patient and can harm the infant. Hence, such patient should always consult to the doctor before using generic Xtane.

Generic Exemestane
Strength Exemestane

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