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Can You Safely Take Cold Medication While Taking Femara
It can be: Letrozole (femara) is an anti-estrogen that tricks the brain (pituitary) into making more fsh which can increase the number of eggs produced in a cycle. It is not as effective as ivf or injectable medications and is usually used in women younger than age 40 for infertility. Please see: http://www. Asrm. Org/medications_for_inducing_ovulation/ for more information. ...Read more
Nursing & hormones: An fat soluable compound can be transmitted through breast milk. If you are taking these medications I suggest that you switch to bottles. ...Read more
Femara (letrozole) drug interact: I am unaware of any interaction between the 2 drugs. Mucin ex is usually given for a short time while Femara (letrozole) is commonly prescribed for 5 years, deoending on the condition. ...Read more
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It depends on what you mean by "vacation". How long you are thinking to stay off the femara (letrozole)? .
Since I don't know any other information- such as the staging- the goal of therapy, your tolerance etc, I would suggest you to discuss this matter with your oncologist. ...Read more
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I stored femara (letrozole) at 50 f, even though the leaflet says it has to be stored at 77 f. (short term between 60 and 90 is ok). Can I still take the tablets?
Yes: As long as the package date has not expired. ...Read more
Yes: There is no significant interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
None: Never heard of any, have looked up the prescribing information and none is mentioned. This medication is not tapered, it is just stopped when it is not needed or is causing problems. ...Read more
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
Ask your doctor: This is a medication that selectively inhibits enzymatic conversion from androgen to estrogen and is used to treat breast cancer or to induce ovulation. I'm not sure what you are using it for but your doctor would be the best one to explain to you why he/she wants you to wait 1 month before starting it. ...Read more
My ENT doctor wants me to take prilisec for six weeks; can Prilosec interfere with femara (letrozole)? Do I have to worry about not taking Prilosec too close to the time I take femara (letrozole)
Hi, I stopped taking femara (letrozole) two weeks ago - cold turkey and have been having a lot of headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle and joint pains, tiredness?
Not related: The effect of Femara (letrozole) or of chemo on the cancer is unrelated to the platelet count. The choice between the two has to do with clinical characteristics of the cancer and the patient, not the blood counts. That said, if a patient's platelets are too low, it may not be possible to give chemo but that has to do with side effects, not effectiveness against the cancer. ...Read more
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Is there a chacne you can ovulate sooner than the 24-36 hours on ovidrel. I have pcos and also take femara (letrozole) cd3-7?
Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?
Not necesarilly but: Virtually all drugs are metabolized by cytochrome p450 enzymes. Astaxanthin can stimulate these, so it could lead to lower blood levels of "certain drugs" according to http://www. Naturalmedicinejournal. Com/article_content. Asp? Article=293. I no of no evidence that Femara (letrozole) is one of the drugs it interacts with. Small amounts of astaxanthin are unlikely to have much effect. Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more
On femara (letrozole) fertility drug after ovulation will you get your period if conception doesn't happen?
Yes: It will be very similar to when you ovulate naturally. Good luck! ...Read more
I took femara 2.5 mg about three month but I didn't get pregnant. I diagnosed with pcos. Shall I take now Clomid (clomiphene) or femara 7.5mg or other medicine?
Need expertise: Follow the advice of your gyn or fetility specialist. ...Read more
I have irregular period. I take femara (letrozole) 2.5mg once daily without inducing my period. And period starts within 7 days. I want to conceive. But cant.?
Infertility: The goal of Femara (letrozole) isn't to induce a period it is to create an environment where the ovary creates follicles. If pregnancy is achieved, you will either have a period or need Progesterone to induce one. If 3 cycles of Femara (letrozole) fail, your doctor will consider using fsh instead. ...Read more
I'm trying to be conceive about 1 year but no good luck and I diagnosed pcos. I took femara and metformin. Now can I take clomid (clomiphene)? Pls let me know
Hi. If I take femara (letrozole) days 5-9 instead of 3-7 could it delay my ovulation by a few days? I have pcos and tend to have fairly long and irregular cycles.
Doctors recommend: You should follow the directions given to you by the prescribing doctor. Reproductive endocrinologist specializing in fertility medicine try to individualize therapy to maximize the chances of success. Do not make changes without consulting them. ...Read more
What should a person with breast cancer IV take after tamoxifen and aromasin. Arimidex femara or faslodex (fulvestrant)?
Treatment options: For stage IV breast cancer- if the cancer progressed after tamoxifen and aromasin- depending on several factors such as how much cancer burder, involvement to visceral organs, overall condition etc- the options would be- faslodex; combination of Aromasin (exemestane) and evorilimus (based on recent randomized clinical trial) or chemotherapy. Discuss further with your oncologist- which one for your case. ...Read more
I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex (chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?
Please use caution: Biphentin is a stimulant and thus caution is advised when using cold medicines containing decongestants (phenylephrine/pseudoepherine etc.). Medications such as plain mucinex, (guaifenesin) mucinex-dm, coricidin, Robitussin etc. Are relatively safe when taken appropriately as instructed. So, I would avoid/minimize use cold meds containing decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
That is hard to answer. Many cold medications have dextromethorphan or decongestants both of which should be avoided with cymbalta. Here are some things that are safe: tylenol, (acetaminophen) guaifenesin, nasal saline, Honey for cough or sore throat and most throat lozenges
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?
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