This medication is used to treat particular kinds of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. Letrozole can also be used to assist in preventing the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are built to grow faster by a hormone that is natural estrogen. Letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the physical human anatomy makes and helps to slow or reverse the development among these breast cancers.
OTHER USES: This part contains uses of this drug that aren't placed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care expert. Make use of this medication for a state of being which is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This medication may also be used to treat sterility in women.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist you get a refill before you start using letrozole and each time. If you have any relevant questions, consult your physician or pharmacist.
Simply take this medication by lips, usually when daily with or without meals or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is dependant on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication 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 could be consumed through your skin and lungs, women who are expecting should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets. (See also Precautions section.)
Inform your doctor right away in case your condition worsens (such as for instance you get new breast lumps).
Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may possibly occur. If some of these impacts persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
Tell your physician appropriate away if you have any serious side impacts, including: bone tissue fractures, mental/mood changes (such as despair, anxiety), swelling of arms/legs, blurred eyesight, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin..
This medication (and cancer tumors) may rarely cause problems that are serious blood clots (such as heart attack or stroke). Get help that is medical away in the event that 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 into the arms/legs, slurred speech, weakness on one adverse of the body, vision changes, sudden/severe headache.
a really serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/neck), serious dizziness, trouble breathing.
That is not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
Into the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side-effects. You may possibly report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Phone your doctor for medical advice about negative effects. You may report adverse effects to wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking letrozole, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to anastrozole; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergies or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist to get more details.
Before applying this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist your health background, especially of: high blood fats (cholesterol levels), bone problems (such as osteopenia, weakening of bones), stroke or blood clots, heart disease (such as upper body pain, coronary arrest, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems.
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 utilize (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication should not be utilized during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. 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 estrogen that is containing. Consult your doctor for more details. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. (See also how exactly to Use area.)
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk that can harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while using this drug isn't suggested. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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