Also known as Aromasin
Exemestane (trade name Aromasin) is a drug used to treat breast cancer. It is a member of the class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors. Some breast cancers require estrogen to grow. Those cancers have estrogen receptors (ERs), and are called ER-positive. They may also be called estrogen-responsive, hormonally-responsive, or hormone-receptor-positive. Aromatase is an enzyme that synthesizes estrogen. Aromatase inhibitors block the synthesis of estrogen. This lowers the estrogen level, and slows the growth of cancers.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $324.4 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed exemestane to treat breast cancer, metastatic cancer, mastectomy, and blastomycosis.