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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Clomiphene (Definition)

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Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

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. ...Read more

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Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

It depends on your c: No they are different classes of drugs. Femara causes reduction in estrogen levels and is often used for treatment of breast cancer whereas Clomid (clomiphene) is used for treating infertility. ...Read more

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How femara is more successful than clomid (clomiphene)?

Not clear that it is: There is very little head to head comparison between the two drugs, so it is difficult to tell. Most experts feel that the success rates are about the same, though some women do better with Clomiphene and others with femara (letrozole). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Clomid (clomiphene) and femara?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is a medication to increase egg production in infertility. Femara is a medication used to attempt to keep breast cancer recurrences from happening. Totally different medications. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Is femara a better option than Clomid (clomiphene) for women with pcos?

Generally not: The studies on average support Femara (letrozole) as either an equal or slightly-less-effective alternative to clomiphene; no study supports it being 'better.' it may be that for an individual woman Femara (letrozole) could be a better choice. ...Read more

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I have been ttcfor about 20 months now. I have had a mc & an ep. I started Clomid (clomiphene) and then femara, but I haven't gotten pregnant in a year. Next step?

I have been ttcfor about 20 months now. I have had a mc & an ep. I started Clomid (clomiphene) and then femara, but I haven't gotten pregnant in a year. Next step?

TTC 20 months: With a prior ectopic pregnancy, the chance of another can be 25%. Please check the fallopian tubes, semen analysis and consider uterine evaluation with ultrasound or saline sonogram. Depending on findings and your age, either ovulation induction and insemination or ivf will be suggested. ...Read more

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Can Femara b used after 6 lifetime clomid (clomiphene) cycles are used up (clomid (clomiphene)=successful but I want more kids) or are injectables or IVF the only options left?

Could be, sometimes: but is it a good idea? Clomid (clomiphene) does not need to be limited to 6 cycles lifetime, but 6 unsuccessful cycles (not lifetime) is usually reason to change up. The question would be why is the CC not working? Femara is very similar to CC in performance, so no reason to expect it would be more/ less successful. Often updating or expanding diagnosis to understand the CC failure is a better next step. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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