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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
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
I have been prescribed femara (letrozole) and am wondering how most women do on it. The internet blogs are terrifying. Do most gain weight, lose hair, feel tired?
No fear: Yes, some women will gain weight, get thinning hair, most will have bone aches or hot flashes. Some may even lose bone density but overall, Femara (letrozole) is a good drug and its benefits far outweigh side effects. Some go away in time and worse case scenario, they go away if your doc stops the drug. Don't do like the girl in the tv commercial dating a french model. Not all you read in the web is true. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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