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What are some alternate medicines for femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Deanna Attai
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32 years experience
See full answer: Currently the alternatives to Femara (also known as letrozole) are Arimidex (anastrozole) and Aromasin (exemestane). All 3 belong to a class of medications known as aromatase inhibitors and can help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Another type of medication, tamoxifen, is known as a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or serm - it is primarily used in premenopapusal women.
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
General Surgery 38 years experience
Arimidex (anastrozole): Femara belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors and is good for hormone receptor breast cancer in post menopausal women. Others in this category are Arimidex and faslodex (fulvestrant).

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