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A 37-year-old female asked:

can u take clomid (clomiphene) and femara together if so when can u?

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Dr. R. scott Thornton
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You can use both together since they work by different mechanisms,although that would be rather unorthodox. Usually it is one or the other. For more info: www.AskYourGynecologist.org

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Danger to fetus: Femara (letrozole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It should not be used in women who are or will become pregnant. It has a category x rating which means that it is contraindicated during pregnancy as animal studies have shown toxicity to the developing embryo (baby). It acts to decrease the level of estrogen and that might lead to miscarriage.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can femara mimic pg symptoms like Clomid (clomiphene) does?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Letrozole (femara) for most women has fewer side effects than clomiphene, but can produce many of the same effects in susceptible women.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Pauli
Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
No, similar success: In most studies comparing Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara the pregnancy rates are similar and neither has been found to be superior to the other. Femara for fertility is an "off-label" indication, meaning this drug was not designed for this purpose. There are pros and cons of both Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara and they have different side effect profiles. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take ranitidine while on femara (letrozole)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: There is no significant interaction between the two drugs.

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