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Home >Women's Health>Letrozole

Generic Name: Letrozole
Similar Brands: Letroz
Manufacturer: Various
Strength: 2.5 mg
Presentation: Blister-Tablets/Capsules
Availability: In Stock
Average Delivery: 10 Days(s)
Exp Date: Approx. September 2014
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20 $58.00 $2.90 $52.20 $2.61 $58.00 $2.42
40 $114.00 $2.85 $2.00 $102.60 $2.57 $114.00 $2.38
60 $167.00 $2.78 $4.00 $150.30 $2.51 $167.00 $2.32

Drug Uses
Femara contains aromatase inhibotrs, that help to reduce amount of estrogen thus block the estrogen supply to cancer cells. Femara can also be used for treating hormone–sensitive breast cancer. Usually it is prescribed for extended adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer.

 

How Taken
Take Femara with or without food. The dosage should be administred by your doctor, however usually the recommended dosage is 2.5 mg once a day. Do not stop taking Femara even if you feel better, always finish the course.

 

Missed Dose
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

 

Storage
Keep the product away heat, moisture and light. The temperature should be between 59 – 86 °F (15 – 30 °C). Make sure children cannot reach it.

 

More Information
In many cases cells of breast cancer grow because of intensive estrogen supply. So reducing the amount of estrogen generated by the body can help to cease the growth of cancer cells. This method was proved effective especially in cases of adjuvant treating. . Use Femara with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Femara should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

 

Warnings/Precautions
Femara should be taken ONLY by postmenopausal women. NEVER take Femara if you haven`t undergone menopause yet, pregnant or suspect that you can be pregnant. Before taking Femara, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Femara, if you have a history of blood clots in the legs or lungs, have high levels of calcium in your blood, a weakened immune system, or low levels of white blood cells or platelets in your blood, if you have high cholesterol or lipid levels, have cataracts or other vision problems, if you are using cytotoxic cancer medicines or you are confined to a bed or chair, Some medicines may interact with Femara. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Femara if you are using Femara to reduce your risk of breast cancer and you have a history of blood clots in the lung or leg or you also take certain anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or if you are taking anastrozole. Femara may reduce the number of clot–forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools. Femara may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections. Tell your doctor if you notice signs of infection like fever, sore throat, rash, or chills. New tumors have occurred in body sites other than the uterus in patients taking Femara. It is unknown if Femara may be the cause. Women who take Femara to red Femara uce the risk of breast cancer should have a breast exam, mammogram, and gynecological exam before starting and during treatment with Femara. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about how to begin taking Femara

 

Disclaimer
This is only general information, it does not cover all directions, drug integrations or precautions. You should not rely on it for any purpose, it does not contain any specific instructions for a particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information. We`re not responsible for any damage

Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– Bone pain, constipation, coughing, hot flashes, muscle pain, nausea, tiredness, vaginal discharge, weight loss. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately– allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, unexplained hoarseness), abnormal menstrual periods, abnormal vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge, chest pain, coughing up blood, dark urine, decreased sexual desire or ability, depression, fever, chills, or persistent sore throat, groin or pelvic pain or pressure, loss of appetite, loss of balance or coordination, missed menstrual period, new or increased breast tumor or pain, new or unusual lumps, one–sided weakness, pain or swelling in one or both legs, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, severe or persistent tiredness or weakness, shortness of breath, skin changes, stomach pain, sudden severe headache, swelling of the arms or the legs, unusual bleeding or bruising, vision or speech problems, yellowing of the eyes or skin.

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