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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 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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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: It is commonly use to help women ovulate. It is often used in women with unexplained infertility. And also in women trying to get pregnant who have a personal history of breast cancer. Some doctors use it instead of Clomid (clomiphene) or in patients that did not respond to Clomid (clomiphene) well.
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