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How does femara (letrozole) improve the quality of ovulation in women who ovulate on their own?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Multiples: That drug can induce the release of multiple eggs with the ovulatory cycle. If more than one egg is released then the chance of fertilization is somewhat increased. The is also the slight inherent risk that more than on egg will be fertilized resulting in a twin pregnancy.

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United Arab Emirates
A 24-year-old female asked:

How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: In women who ovulate Femara (letrozole) appears to increase the chances of getting pregnant to a lesser degree than if the woman does not ovulate. It is an aromatase inhibitor and as such decreases the production of Estrogen by the ovaries with increase in FSH and developing multiple follicles with the release of multiple eggs.
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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However, a Canadian study shows a triple in the incidence of fetal abnormalities.
Aug 5, 2014

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