Aromatase inhibitor drugs (patent pharmaceuticals) are “approved” for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) early breast cancer and following Tamoxifen therapy. They include Aromasin ® (exemestane), an irreversible steroidal inhibitor; Femara ® (letrozole) and Arimidex ® (anastrozole), which are non-steroidal inhibitors. Aromatase inhibitors are generally not used to treat breast cancer in premenopausal women, since the decrease in estrogen stimulates androgen production by the ovaries, which will counteract their effect. The most common side effects of aromatase inhibitors are joint stiffness or joint pain. Regular bone density testing is recommended for those taking aromatase inhibitor drugs. 23-25
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