Exemestane vs Tamoxifen

Exemestane
(Rx)
Tamoxifen
(Rx)
Exemestane is a cancer medication.
Tamoxifen is a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.0
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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April 1, 2011
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,863 Discussions
290,377 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Breast Cancer
#2 for Cancer
Exemestane is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, body builders use it for Bloating, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Exe
Joint Pain
2
Lymphedema
2
Hot Flashes
2
Weight Gain
2
Suicidal behavior
1
Itching
1
Headaches
1
Insomnia
1
Weight Loss
1
Lethargic
1
Tam
Hot Flashes
10
Joint Pain
3
Blood Clots
2
Insomnia
2
Hair Loss
2
Night Sweats
2
Anxiety
1
Headaches
1
Osteoporosis
1
Itching
1
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Lymphedema
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Tam
2
0
Hot Flashes
Exe
Tam
2
10
Weight Gain
Exe
Tam
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Exe
Tam
1
0
Itching
Exe
Tam
1
1
Headaches
Exe
Tam
1
1
Insomnia
Exe
Tam
1
2
Weight Loss
Exe
Tam
1
0
Lethargic
Exe
Tam
1
0
Hot Flashes
Tam
Exe
10
2
Joint Pain
Tam
Exe
3
2
Blood Clots
Tam
Exe
2
0
Insomnia
Tam
Exe
2
1
Hair Loss
Tam
Exe
2
0
Night Sweats
Tam
Exe
2
0
Anxiety
Tam
Exe
1
0
Headaches
Tam
Exe
1
1
Osteoporosis
Tam
Exe
1
0
Itching
Tam
Exe
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Exemestane is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
D Category D
Before taking Tamoxifen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Exemestane and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tamoxifen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Exemestane
Tamoxifen Citrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Exemestane and Tamoxifen: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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