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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son is 14yrs short stature (xray bone age 16) endrocrinologist suggested femara (letrozole) to stop bone plates from closing entirely. Is this treatment safe?
Unknown : Aromatase inhibitors to keep growth plates open at bone age of 16 isn't worth potential risks considering growth plates nearly fused. Vertebral bone defects and questionable effects on fertility are only two of many questions not answered yet. No long term safety data exist. At this time aromatase inhibition to ? ht is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer