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How Does Letrozole Work
Eliminating estrogen: Letrozole like anastrazole and Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor. In postmenopausal pts, the ovaries no longer produce estrogen but the body creates low levels of estrogen via the enzyme aromatase. The ais block this enzyme thus eliminating any estrogen. In premenopausal pts, this actually causes a feedback that stimulates the ovaries to make more estrogen thus it can't be used to treat er+. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Letrozole is a commonly used medicine for the prevention/treatment of certain types of breast cancer. It is a safe medicine. It prevents the conversion of male to female hormones. It is also commonly used now for fertility treatment. It can help ovulation and can help a woman make an extra egg sometimes. It is often used instead of Clomid (clomiphene) for fertility treatment ...Read more
21 day progesterone level 6.2. Will femara (letrozole) raise that level? If so how fast?I have one child who is 5. Just wondering if femara (letrozole) works and how fast
Works and fast: B"sd the largest study: "The ovulation rate was superior with letrozole (61.7%) than with Clomid (clomiphene) (48.3%)" that means that on average you will ovulate more than 1/2 of the cylces you take it on. "Letrozole is a medication that is metabolized rapidly in the body. It is not thought to have significant levels in the blood or tissues for a prolonged period of time" That is each cycle stands alone. ...Read more
2 rounds of letrozole in one cycle. Is that normal? If the 1st round didn't work why a 2nd? Would the next step be injections? I have pcos
Unclear: It is unclear exactly what is going on here in this question. My assumption is that you are taking Letrozole in order to assist with ovulation. I would clarify the plan with the prescribing physician who knows you best. If you did not ovulate then there is no “cycle” so Letrozole could be restarted. ...Read more
4cycles of Clomid (clomiphene) did not work now on letrozole my period is 7days late. Negative blood at cd30 now cd33. If not pregnant what's wrong with my body?
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