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Does femara (letrozole) cause osteoporosis?

Does femara (letrozole) cause osteoporosis?

Possibly: Femara (letrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced in post-menopasual women. Anything that lowers estrogen level will take away its protective effect on bone, thus increasing the risk of fracture, osteopenia or osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is femara (letrozole)?

What is femara (letrozole)?

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. ...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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Does sertraline interfere with arimidex (anastrozole)?

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Does sertraline interfere with arimidex (anastrozole)?

Zoloft/Arimidex: I am not aware of any major adverse interactions, except some added nausea/headache. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen(which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

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How does arimidex (anastrozole) work?

Lowers Estrogen: Arimidex (anastrozole) blocks the production of estrogen by the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal glands. It thereby lowers the estrogen level in the body. Some breast cancer cells have estrogen receptors. Estrogen spurs these cells to grow, so lowering the amount of it around "staves" the bad cells of their signal to grow. This causes some cells to peter out and die and other's growth to slow down. ...Read more

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Who takes arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer?

Who takes arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer?

Post menopausal ER+: Women who are post-menopausal and have estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does femara (letrozole) cause weight gain?

Not typically: Estrogen in excess causes weight gain. If you block estrogen formation, it actually may prevent weight gain in certain cases. Low or overly blocked estrogen may actually cause weight gain (stimulates belly fat cells to try and make your own estrogen). Therefore estrogen in balance keeps you weight neutral. ...Read more

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Can Aromasin (exemestane) boost testosterone ?

Not really!: It prevents its conversion to 17-beta-estradiol by blocking cyclic aromatase! This can therefore keep higher levels! ...Read more

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Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Many: Hot flashes, diarrhea, other menopausal symptoms are common, but not severe. Occasionally abnormal lipids. Can cause joint stiffness and aches. Done density is reduced. Sounds aweful but is actually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) raise cholesterol levels?

Yes: According to the package insert and epocrates, hypercholesterolemia is a listed common reaction to the drug. ...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 (letrozole) cause hair loss?

Can femara (letrozole) cause hair loss?

Yes, some thinning: Mild thinning of hair is reported from the use of any antiestrogenic medicines. So Femara (letrozole) can cause some, usually mild hair loss, not enough to worry about it being a serious problem. ...Read more

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Evista (raloxifene) estrogen receptor for uterine cancer?

Evista (raloxifene) estrogen receptor for uterine cancer?

Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista (raloxifene) is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause nausea in men?

YES: Arimidex (anastrozole) should be taken only by men with male breast cancer. Assuming this is the case, yes, nausea can be a side effect of arimidex (anastrozole). If nausea persists, inform your oncologist. ...Read more

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Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Post "Cycle" Therapy: From what I have researched people seem to be of the belief that nolvadex is a superior anti-estrogen but clomid (clomiphene) is better at restoring testicular function so some people use both. I do not recommend any of these medications and believe old fashion exercise and natural body building without any supplemental medications is the most healthy approach! ...Read more