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Ask prescribing Dr.: A person who is taking Femara (for breast cancer) and has trouble swallowing the pill, should ask the prescribing doctor if the pill can be crushed and mixed with liquid or food. The paperwork about the drug says the drug doesn't dissolve well in water. It doesn't have a warning box saying not to crush the tablet, so probably it is ok to crush up to aid swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I stored femara at 50 f, even though the leaflet says it has to be stored at 77 f. (short term between 60 and 90 is ok). Can i still take the tablets?
Yes: As long as the package date has not expired. ...Read more
I have completed first cycle of femara. But did not concieved.What can be the possible reasons. Test of my husband are normal.
Luck, No ovulation: Femara is a good drug but if you did not ovulate then no pregnancy. Change dose is no ovulation. Luck - the success rate is about 10-15% per cycle, so try a few more cycles. Femara is not a first line drug. Clomid actually works better - maybe switch or add clomid. Best wishes. ...Read more
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