Aromasin is the trade name of the drug Exemestane, one of a class of medicines called aromatase inhibitors which work by inhibiting the formation of the hormone estrogen. This makes them a more advanced alternative to the use of drugs such as Tamoxifen which while intended for a similar use, work by blocking estrogen from attaching to estrogen receptors, rather than preventing the formation of estrogen entirely.
Off Label Use
Aromasin has also attracted interest from males who have used this drug to increase their testosterone levels, mitigate the symptoms of gynecomastia as well as to increase their level of muscle definition via its diuretic effects.
With its ability to drive estrogen levels almost to zero, Aromasin is a stronger option than drugs in the SERM class but nevertheless, Aromasin is usually used in conjunction with SERMS.
Aromasin is licensed as a treatment option for post-menopausal women with breast cancer, typically early breast cancer although in women with advanced breast cancer which has proven unresponsive to Tamoxifen, Aromasin is often used as a replacement for Tamoxifen.
Aromasin is typically employed as a single tablet dose every day but this can differ depending on your personal medical situation. Always refer to the product literature.