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Doctor insights on: Femara Cause Insomnia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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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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Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

Danger to fetus: Femara (letrozole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It should not be used in women who are or will become pregnant. It has a category x rating which means that it is contraindicated during pregnancy as animal studies have shown toxicity to the developing embryo (baby). It acts to decrease the level of estrogen and that might lead to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does femara (letrozole) cause weight gain?

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 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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Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) i started taking in jan 2014?

Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) i started taking in jan 2014?

Femara!!!: It is definitely the femara! almost half of women taking Femara get moderate to severe joint pain. Sometimes switching to a different aromatase inhibitor helps. Make sure your doctor knows you're having pain. If your vitamin d level is low, increasing it can improve the pain. But it's really a troublesome side effect, and i'm so sorry you have it. Ask your doc for relief so you stay on the drug! ...Read more

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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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What is femara(letrozole) used for?

What is femara(letrozole) used for?

Breast cancer: It is 'for' management of breast cancers in women, although it's often prescribed for ovulatory infertility. ...Read more

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