X-TANE – It contains Drug / Molecules “Exemestane”. It is a type of hormone therapy and belongs to aromatase inhibitor class. It is used to treat breast cancer for those women who have had their menopause. Post menopause oestrogen is mainly produced by changing androgens (sex hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into oestrogens. This process is called aromatisation and happens mainly in the fatty tissues, muscle and the skin. It needs a particular enzyme called aromatase. Exemestane blocks the process of aromatisation. So it lowers the amount of oestrogen in the body.
This medication is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. In early stages of cancer, exemestane can help to stop breast cancer coming back. In advanced breast cancer the cancer cells may grow more slowly or stop growing completely.