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ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

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About ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called aromatase inhibitors used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause (cessation of menses periods). Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells stimulated by the female sex hormone known as estrogen.
 
ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of the estrogen hormone. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth. Hence, blocking the aromatase enzyme, ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET prevents the growth of cancer cells. Together, ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET helps in preventing or stopping the growth of spreading the tumours (cancer cells) to other body parts.
 
Take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET with or without food. Do not chew or crush the tablet; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET at the same time every day. You are advised to take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as hypercholesterolemia (increased cholesterol levels), tiredness, weakness, increased sweating, feeling unwell, pain in joints, and hot flushes (feeling of warmth). Do not be reluctant to talk with your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.
 
To treat you condition effectually continue taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not stop ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET midway. Talk to your doctor before taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if you have osteoporosis (thinning of bones), bone fractures, severe liver or kidney disease. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause inflammation in tendons or tendon injury; contact your doctor if you observe any sign of tendon pain or swelling while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.  Avoid taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET should not be given to children as the safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications before taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

Breast cancer

Medicinal Benefits

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called aromatase inhibitors. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause (cessation of periods). Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells which are stimulated by female sex hormone called estrogen. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of estrogens. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth, so by blocking the enzyme ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET prevents the growth of cancer cells. Thereby, ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET helps in slowing down or stopping the growth and/or spreading the tumours to other body parts.

Directions for Use

Take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET with or without food. Do not chew or break the tablet; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET at the same time every day. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET should not be taken unless prescribed by a doctor. Based on your medical condition, your doctor will advise for how long you need to take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

Like all medicines, ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Hypercholesterolemia (increased cholesterol levels), tiredness, weakness, increased sweating, feeling unwell, pain in joints, and hot flushes (feeling of warmth) are the common side-effects of ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents, not yet gone through menopause (still get your periods). To treat you condition effectually continue taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not stop ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET midway. Talk to your doctor before taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if you have osteoporosis (thinning of bones), bone fractures, severe liver or kidney disease. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause inflammation in tendons or tendon injury; contact your doctor if you observe any sign of tendon pain or swelling while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.  Avoid taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET should not be given to children as the safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications before taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET to rule out any side-effects. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects. Alcohol intake, along with ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET, may cause increased drowsiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET is pregnancy category D medicine so, should not be taken during pregnancy.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET should not be taken during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and may harm the nursing baby.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    It is safe to take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if prescribed. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    It is safe to take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET if prescribed. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this. No dosage adjustment is required for kidney patients with creatinine clearance greater than 10 mL/min.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain proper weight.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Include leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, fatty fish, berries, yoghurt, apples, peaches, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, beans, herbs and spices in your diet.
  • Avoid fast food, fried food, processed meats, refined carbs and added sugar.
  • Get optimal sleep; rest well.

Special Advise

  • Your doctor may advise you to regularly measure body density before, during and after the treatment as ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause bone thinning due to reduction of estrogens in the body.
  • ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET should be taken under strict medical supervision. The doctor will regularly monitor your condition while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.

Other Information (ONC0027)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells which are stimulated by female sex hormone called estrogen. Breast cancer may form in lobules (glands that produce milk), ducts of the breast (the pathway that brings milk from glands to the nipple), in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within the breast. The tumour cells invade other healthy breast cells and can travel to lymph nodes which are a primary pathway for the cancer cells to move to other parts of the body. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast or tissue thickening which feels different than the normal surrounding tissues, breast pain, redness, swelling, nipple discharge other than breast milk, bloody discharge, unexplained change in shape, size or appearance of the breast, peeling, flaking or scaling of the skin, and a lump or swelling under the arm.  

FAQs

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of estrogens. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth, so by blocking the enzyme ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET prevents the growth of cancer cells. Thereby, ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET helps in slowing down or stopping the growth and/or spreading the tumours to other body parts.

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET causes dizziness and drowsiness. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or drowsy.

High blood pressure could be a side-effect of ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET. Regularly monitor blood pressure levels while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET. Consult your doctor if you regularly notice high blood pressure levels.

Do not stop taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET on your own. You are advised to take ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause osteoporosis (bone thinning) due to the reduction of estrogen in the body. Regular bone density tests may help you monitor osteoporosis. Contact your doctor if you observe any sign of tendon pain or swelling while taking ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET.

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain proper weight.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

3M India Ltd, Concorde Block, UB City, #24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560001 India

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

ONCOLET 2.5MG TABLET

MRP: 63.70

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