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What should I know about Aromasin before taking it?

Before taking Aromasin (exemestane), you should know that taking birth control or menopausal hormone replacement medications that contain estrogen will reduce the effectiveness of this drug, which reduces estrogen production in the body.

Certain medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, kidney problems, or liver disease, may be worsened by Aromasin. Women who have osteoporosis, or are at risk for it, will have bone density tests when starting Aromasin, and will be carefully monitored for osteoporosis thereafter. This drug is not safe for women who have not reached menopause, and should be used by women whose menstrual periods have stopped because it can cause irregular periods and infertility problems in women who are not menopausal.

Also, Aromasin (exemestane) is not safe to take during pregnancy, so tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Studies show Aromasin can harm an unborn baby. It is not known whether Aromasin passes into breast milk, so let your doctor know if you are nursing.

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