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Femara

Femara 2.5mg tablet

Brand: Novartis

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Femara 2.5mg tablet is composed of Letrozole (2.5mg)

Letrozole belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen the body produces. Some forms of cancer cells of breast that require estrogen to proliferate can be slowed or stopped by this. Letrozole is a medicine that is used to treat breast cancer. It can also aid in preventing the recurrence of breast cancer. It is mostly used to treat women who have gone through menopause and suffer from "hormone-dependent" cancer of breast.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take Letrozole by mouth once a day, with or without meal, or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • The dose is determined by your symptoms and reaction to treatment.
  • Swallow the tablet with water
  • Do not crush, chew or break the tablet
  • In order to get benefit of Letrozole, take it on a daily basis. Try taking it around the same time every day to assist you in remembering.

Expert Advice

  • Keep Letrozole at room temperature, away from sunlight, heat, and moisture. Avoid freezing.
  • Keep  Letrozole out of children's and pets' reach.
  • Do not store expired or no-longer-needed medicines.
  • Consult your doctor about how to properly discard any medicine you no longer require.

Primary Uses

Indications

  • Letrozole is used to reduce levels of estrogen in postmenopausal women, which may inhibit the progression of some specific types of breast cancers that require estrogen to grow.
  • Letrozole is a medicine that is used to treat postmenopausal women with breast cancer. It is frequently prescribed to women who've been using tamoxifen for at least 5 years.

Side Effects

The side effects of this medicine are musculoskeletal pain, headache, fatigue, GI upset, dyspnea (shortness of breath), viral infections, hot flushes, abdominal pain, joint and muscle pain, depression, dizziness, palpitations, high blood pressure, vaginal bleeding, weight changes, sweating, osteoporosis, increased cholesterol levels, peripheral edema, dry skin, rash and alopecia (bald spots). 

Warnings

Pregnancy

Letrozole should not be taken when pregnant. It has the potential to affect an unborn child.

Lactation

It is uncertain if Letrozole goes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not suggested while using this medicine, and for a minimum of 3 weeks after finishing therapy due to the potential harm to the infant. Lactating females should consult their doctors before using Letrozole.

Driving

Letrozole can make you feel dizzy or sleepy, and it may occasionally cause your eyesight to blur. Avoid driving vehicles or doing anything else that requires attentiveness or clear sight until you are sure you can safely do it.

Liver

Patients having liver diseases should consult their doctors before taking Letrozole.

Kidney

Patients having Kidney diseases should consult their doctors before taking Letrozole.

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption should be limited while taking Letrozole.

Precautions

Before using Letrozole, consult your doctor if you are hypersensitive to it. Inactive chemicals in this medicine may trigger hypersensitive reactions or other complications. For more information, consult your doctor. Inform your doctor about your past medical history, particularly if you have: high blood cholesterol, bone disorders (such as osteoporosis, osteopenia), stroke or blood thrombus, cardiovascular disease (such as heart failure, heart attack) hypertension, kidney disorders, or liver problems. Inform your doctor or dentist about all of the medicines you use before undergoing surgery. Letrozole is mostly used in women following menopause. If you've recently experienced menopause, consult a doctor about the importance of using effective contraceptive while taking Letrozole and for the first three weeks after quitting this medicine. Do not use estrogen-containing birth control pills. For further information, consult a doctor.

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy: Letrozole can harm a developing fetus.
  • Allergy: Allergy to the active component of Letrozole or any of the ingredients

FAQS

What time of day is the best to take Letrozole?

There is no particular time of day when you must take Letrozole. You should, however, take it at the same time each day.

Is it better to take Letrozole with food?

Letrozole can be taken either with food or without food. Food has no effect on how effectively Letrozole works.

Is Letrozole effective in killing cancer cells?

Letrozole does not kill cells of breast cancer directly. It reduces the amount of estrogen produced in the body, which certain cells of breast cancer may require in order to grow. Letrozole can reduce or inhibit the progression of certain breast cancer cells by reducing the estrogen levels.

How does Letrozole impact your menstrual cycle?

When Letrozole is used to treat breast cancer, it is exclusively for postmenopausal women who are not experiencing periods. Letrozole, on the other hand, can induce vaginal bleeding in roughly 13% of patients.

Is it possible for Letrozole to make me sleepy?

Letrozole can produce drowsiness and dizziness. Be cautious when driving or performing risky activities until you understand how Letrozole affects you.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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