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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 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.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 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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A 29-year-old member asked:

How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Very helpful: Femara or Letrozole is an oral ovulation induction medication. It works sometimes when Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't. It also helps pregnancies to occur when Clomid (clomiphene) fails. It seems to be very helpful especially in patients with pcos. The pregnancy rates are similar to Clomid (clomiphene) but the side effects are less and the multiple pregnancies seem to be also less.

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