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Exemestane vs Tamoxifen

Exemestane
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Tamoxifen
Other name: Aromasin Aromasin
Other name: Nolvadex Nolvadex
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1.6
Concern level
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1.2
Concern level
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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...
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Tamoxifen is an receptor antagonist of the estrogen receptor in breast tissue via its active metabolite, hydroxytamoxifen. In other tissues such as the endometrium, it behaves as an agonist, hence tamoxifen may be characterized as a mixed agonist/antagon...
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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...
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discharge, so she said staying on the exemestane would...
" ...standard 5 and wanted me to go back to 3yrs of tamoxifen after finishing the exemestane (due Aug this year). ...me a persistant non-infected vaginal discharge, so she said staying on the exemestane would... "

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st over a week ago. I've had some nausea and headaches (...
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" ...switched from tamoxifen to exemestane just over a week ago. I've had some nausea and headaches (which I had when I started tamoxifen too) but that is ...much difference. I have been horribly tired on... "

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joints and migraine headaches on Exemestane so was changed...
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" I had terrible aches in joints and migraine headaches on Exemestane so was changed back to Tamoxifen - do give it a... "

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think I like the Exemestane better than the Tamoxifen I was...
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" I think I like the Exemestane better than the Tamoxifen I was on for five years, but I believe I get more hot flashes due to taking this med... "

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xemestane. I experienced really bad aching joints so o...
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" ...I have just started taking tamoxifen after year of taking exemestane. I experienced really bad aching joints so oncologist suggested the change to tamoxifen. I will try anything but... "

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but hormone treatment didn't seem to work for me either....
" I really hope Cap works for you. I tried Tamoxifen, Letrozole and Exemestane but hormone treatment didn't seem to work for me either. Cap is doing the trick at he moment so hopefully it will... "

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im taking exemestane. i was swapped from tamoxifen...
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" hello ellielou,.. im taking exemestane. i was swapped from tamoxifen because i suffered terrible side effects.. i was also worried about the change.. but im doing fine, the horrid side effects, ie... "

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king Exemestane for 5 years and have had no problems at al...
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" ...undertaken - one group get Tamoxifen for 2.5 years followed by ...menopausal to take part. I\\'m taking Exemestane for 5 years and have had no problems at all. My sister took Tamoxifen for 5 years and... "

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ing exemestane for 3 weeks with no side effects yet. The hos...
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" ...I have recently been switched from tamoxifen to exemestane. I have been taking exemestane for 3 weeks with no side effects yet. The hosp gave ...effects with different brands. Does anyone know if the... "

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is a danger. It is far more tolerable for me than exemesta...
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" ...side effect, though I do have to watch my diet as weight gain is a danger. It is far more tolerable for me than exemestane which really... "

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