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what is femara (letrozole)?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Femara (letrozole): Is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogens which then cause cells to divide. By inhibiting this enzyme, less estrogen is formed, hence less cell replication.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you take femara (letrozole) with mucinix?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Yes: You can take both.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some alternate medicines for femara (letrozole)?

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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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is femara(letrozole) used for?

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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Ovulation : In the world of fertility, it is used to induce i ovulation, very similar to clomid (clomiphene). It is, however, also used in breast cancer patients.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Femara (letrozole): Letrozole (femara (letrozole) (r)) is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone).
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Can I have wine if i'm on femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes if you have to h: We discourage alcohol use for patients with cancer who are taking treatment. But one glass of wine occasionally is acceptable and relatively harmless.

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