You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Exemestane (generic Aromasin). Learn more about Aromasin and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Exemestane
Brand name: Aromasin
Typical dosage: 25mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Aromasin is a medication used to treat breast cancer. Aromasin is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral tablet.
Aromasin is a medication that contains the active ingredient Exemestane. It is used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women and is typically taken once daily.
Aromasin blocks cells from producing essential hormones, such as estrogen, to stop the growth of estrogen-dependent cancer cells.
Common side effects of Aromasin include headaches, hot flashes, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, muscle or joint pain, hair loss, fatigue, insomnia, sweating, back pain, dizziness and anxiety.
How much does Exemestane cost with Medicare?
Exemestane coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Exemestane?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Exemestane, the generic form of Aromasin, in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Exemestane include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Exemestane. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Aromasin is typically reserved for advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following tamoxifen therapy.
You should take your dose of Aromasin after a meal, and preferably at the same time each day.
Aromasin can increase your blood pressure. Be sure to watch for signs of high blood pressure including headache, dizziness or passing out.
Aromasin can lead to weaker bones and osteoporosis. This risk increases if it is used for a long time. This can increase the chance of broken bones. Talk to your doctor right away if you have bone pain.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Aromasin. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Aromasin/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more