This medication is utilized to treat specific kinds of breast cancer tumors (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. Letrozole can also be used to help alleviate problems with the cancer from coming back. Some breast cancers are designed to grow faster by a hormone that is natural estrogen. Letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the physical human body makes and helps to slow or reverse the development among these breast cancers.
OTHER USES: This area contains uses of this drug that are not placed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that will be prescribed by your wellbeing care pro. Utilize this drug for a condition that is placed in this section only if it was therefore recommended by your health care expert.
This medicine may be used to also treat infertility in women.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by the pharmacist before you start using letrozole and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant questions, consult your medical practitioner or pharmacist.
Take this medication by lips, usually as soon as daily with or without food or as directed by your medical professional.
Dosage is dependant on your condition that is medical and to treatment.
Use this medicine regularly to have the benefit that is most from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same time.
Since this medication may be consumed through your skin and lung area, women who are pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets. (See also Precautions section.)
Inform your doctor right away in the event your condition worsens (such as for instance you get new breast lumps).
Hot flashes, hair thinning, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may possibly occur. If any of these impacts persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your physician appropriate away if you have any severe adverse effects, including: bone fractures, mental/mood changes (such as despair, anxiety), swelling of arms/legs, blurred vision, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin..
This medicine (and cancer) may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such as heart attack or stroke). Get medical help right away if you encounter: sudden shortness of breath, chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, coughing up blood, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, tingling/weakness/numbness in the arms/legs, slurred speech, weakness on a single side of the body, vision changes, sudden/severe headache.
a very serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/neck), severe dizziness, trouble respiration.
This might be not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about negative effects. You may report adverse effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking letrozole, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to anastrozole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist to get more details.
Before by using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood fats (cholesterol), bone problems (such as osteopenia, weakening of bones), stroke or blood clots, heart illness (such as chest pain, coronary arrest, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney dilemmas, liver issues.
This drug might make you dizzy and tired, and may rarely cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about all the products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication should not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an baby that is unborn. Letrozole is used mainly in women after menopause. If you have recently gone through menopause, discuss the need for use of reliable forms of birth control with your doctor. Do not use birth control products containing estrogen. Consult your doctor for more details. You may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant or think. (See also how exactly to make use of section.)
It isn't known whether this drug passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while making use of this drug is not recommended. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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