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

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

Misguided Reaction: Femara (letrozole) allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Femara that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

No: Why would a young child take femara (letrozole)? It is a drug used for the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. If your child (or grandchild) has taken many of your pills, you should contact your local poison control - usually by calling your local hospital emergency department. ...Read more

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What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

Fulmars: This drug is an "aromatase inhibitor". It inhibits testosterone conversion. I personally do not use it because it is not fda approved and really has not been accepted as efficacious by mainstream endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a "vacation" from femara (letrozole)?

Is it ok to take a "vacation" from femara (letrozole)?

Discuss with you MD: 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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What is the definition or description of: femara (letrozole)?

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

Femara (letrozole): Letrozole (femara (letrozole) (r)) is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone). ...Read more

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Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Most likely: Femara is the brand name for the drug letrozole, which is an aromatase inhibitor. This kind of drug blocks production of estrogen, making the body think it should create a surge of hormones like those that prompt ovulation. Letrozole is sometimes used in women being treated for infertility to induce ovulation. In post-menopausal women, ovulation will not occur, and Letrozole has other uses. ...Read more

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Can I have wine if i'm on femara (letrozole)?

Can I have wine if i'm on femara (letrozole)?

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. ...Read more

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What are differences between femara (letrozole) and arimidex ?

What are differences between femara (letrozole) and arimidex ?

The names and doses: Femara (letrozole) and Arimidex are both aromatase inhibitors that are taken by mouth once a day. They work by prevenitg fat cells from making estrogen, which lowers total estrogen in your body. We use them identically in practice. ...Read more

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What are the similarities and differences between tamoxifen and femara (letrozole)?

Different action: Tamoxifen blocks the estrogen receptor, while Femara (letrozole) blocks the formation of estrogen. Estrogen levels are not lowered by tamoxifen, but they are lowered by femara (letrozole). Both cause hot flashes, bone loss, depression, memory problems and decreased libido. Tamoxifen increases blood clot and uterine cancer risk and causes vaginal discharge, while Femara (letrozole) causes more joint pain and vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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What are some similarities and differences between tamoxefen and femara (letrozole)?

Requires long answer: The answer is too long to fit into 400 characters but there is a nice summary at http://www.Health.Com/health/condition-article/0, 20188924, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Does femara (letrozole) cause insomnia?

Yes: Femara (letrozole) causes insomnia in 7% of people who take it. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation. ...Read more

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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 helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

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

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When do u take femara (letrozole) 2.5 for infertility?

????: femara is contraindicated in pregancy and can cause birth defects. I suppose that you mean clomid (clomiphene) which is 50mg a day starting on the 5th day after the first day of your menstrual cycle and take it for 5 days to induce ovulation. ...Read more

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How femara is more successful than clomid (clomiphene)?

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 it okay to take ranitidine while on femara (letrozole)?

Yes: There is no significant interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

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

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Can femara mimic pg symptoms like Clomid (clomiphene) does?

Yes: Letrozole (femara) for most women has fewer side effects than clomiphene, but can produce many of the same effects in susceptible women. ...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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What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

Depends: The success rate varies tremendously based on many factors including diagnosis (for instance ovulation problems, sperm problems, endometriosis, etc), the age of the woman, how the fallopian tubes work, . Etc. Pregnancy rates can be as low as 1% or as high as 20-25% per month. ...Read more

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Letrozole 2.5 mg femara (letrozole) will it help to get pregnant?

It can: Hi. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor that by inhibiting the production of estrogen causes a spike in the pituitary hormones (LH & FSH) that drive ovulation, and doing so can cause ovulation in women for whom ovulation is not occurring normally. It's not guaranteed to achieve pregnancy with, but the odds go up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have surgery while using the drug femara (letrozole)?

Probably: Almost certainly yes, but to be specific i'd ask 1) what surgery?) and 2) why are you using femara (letrozole)? If in doubt, ask your surgeon. ...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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Cn femara (letrozole) taken instead of arimidex if arimidex not found?

Cn femara (letrozole) taken instead of arimidex if arimidex not found?

As your Doctor: This question is best answered by the doctor who prescribed Arimidex (anastrozole). There are many different reasons to prescribe it. I wouldn't make this kind of substitution without an OK from your prescribing doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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No period since sept after taking Femara. Negative tests. Is this normal?

YES: FEMARA WILL INTERFERE WITH YOUR NORMAL MENSTRUAL CYCLE WHICH WILL NORMALIZE WITH TIME ...IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS!

HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

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What would happen if someone mixed femara (letrozole) with human growth hormones?

Well, it depends on: Your age. If Femara (letrozole) ( the brand name for letrazole, a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors) is used while your growth plates are still open, it may enhance your final adult height as shown in several european studies. The benefit of combining in adults is not known. ...Read more