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No: Why would a young child take femara? 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 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
See full answer: Currently the alternatives to Femara (also known as letrozole) are Arimidex (anastrozole) and Aromasin (exemestane). All 3 belong to a class of medications known as aromatase inhibitors and can help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Another type of medication, tamoxifen, is known as a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or serm - it is primarily used in premenopapusal women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with you MD: It depends on what you mean by "vacation". How long you are thinking to stay off the femara?. 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
No matter: There are several reasons to take Femara but it should not matter when you take the medication regarding the benefits of its use. It can cause symptoms with dizziness and some people choose to take it before bedtime. You should discuss your other medications with your provider, specifically if you are on thyroid or cholesterol meds, in order to determine interactions and the best time to take it. ...Read more
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