Description of Xtane 25 mg
Xtane 25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of early stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women and in women who have already been treated with tamoxifen for 2 to 3 years without much clinical response. Patients with vitamin D deficiency are advised to take vitamin D supplements during treatment with this medicine.
Xtane 25Mg Tablet is a medication prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer. Xtane 25Mg Tablet belongs to a family of anti-estrogens and is mostly used to arrest the synthesis of estrogen by the release of an enzyme known as aromatase. Certain types of breast cancer are ER-positive and have estrogen receptors that require estrogen to grow and spread. Therefore it is important to lower the estrogen levels to decelerate the spread of the hormone-responsive cancer. The drug may also be used to treat advanced stages of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, where there has been a consistent progress in the disease following tamoxifen therapy.
Xtane 25Mg Tablet is mostly used to treat women who have reached menopausal years, with early symptoms of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. However the medication is contraindicated in pregnant, premenopausal or lactating women.
Common side effects of Xtane 25Mg Tablet include severe joint pain, headaches, hot flashes and excessive sweating which are typical symptoms of estrogen deficiency, as caused by the drug. Patients of breast cancer also exhibit symptoms of exhaustion and nausea. Sudden outbreaks of acne or weight gain are also associated with the dosage of the drug. Xtane 25Mg Tablet is known to have androgenic properties like that of formestane, and may also cause a decline in lymphocytes.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
Uses of Xtane 25 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
- Breast cancer
This medicine is used in the treatment of early stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women and in women who have been treated with tamoxifen for 2 to 3 years without much clinical response
When not to use Xtane 25 mg?
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to exemestane or any other components present along with it.
How does it work Xtane 25 mg ?
This medication is a type of hormone therapy used for treating oestrogen- receptor-positive breast cancers in postmenopausal women. Androgens are often converted into oestrogen in menopausal women which in turn lead breast cancer growth. Aromatase enzyme leads to this oestrogen synthesis. The active constituent of this medicine belongs to a class of anti-oestrogen known as an aromatase inhibitor. Therefore, it binds to the enzyme and prevents androgen from being converted into oestrogen.
Dosage of Xtane 25 mg
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
Reduction in bone mineral density (BMD)
This medicine may decrease bone mineral density (BMD). The bone mineral density should be assessed prior to initiating the treatment. Routine monitoring of BMD, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Vitamin D deficiency
Xtane 25 mg Tablet may cause vitamin D deficiency. The level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D should be assessed prior to initiating the treatment. Routine monitoring of vitamin D levels, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Co-administration with estrogen containing products
This medicine is not recommended for use along with estrogen containing products since these products may alter the effects of the medicine and vice versa.
Use in premenopausal women
This medicine is not indicated for use in premenopausal women.
Use of this medicine during sports events is prohibited by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
1.How much time does it take for the medication to take effect?
There is no valid clinical data to support an accurate time, but peak levels have been observed after 2 hours
2.Are addictive habits observed in users?
No addictive behaviors have been observed in users.