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Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

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 more

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What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

Fulmars: This drug is an "aromatase inhibitor". It inhibits testosterone conversion. I personally do not use it because it is not fda approved and really has not been accepted as efficacious by mainstream endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have surgery while using the drug femara (letrozole)?

Probably: Almost certainly yes, but to be specific i'd ask 1) what surgery?) and 2) why are you using femara (letrozole)? If in doubt, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to nurse my daughter while taking IUI medications (femara, progesterone, injectables)?

Is it safe to nurse my daughter while taking IUI medications (femara, progesterone, injectables)?

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

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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?

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

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Is it ok to take a "vacation" from femara (letrozole)?

Is it ok to take a "vacation" from femara (letrozole)?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: femara (letrozole)?

What is the definition or description of: femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole): Letrozole (femara (letrozole) (r)) is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone). ...Read more

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Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Most likely: Femara is the brand name for the drug letrozole, which is an aromatase inhibitor. This kind of drug blocks production of estrogen, making the body think it should create a surge of hormones like those that prompt ovulation. Letrozole is sometimes used in women being treated for infertility to induce ovulation. In post-menopausal women, ovulation will not occur, and Letrozole has other uses. ...Read more

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Can I have wine if i'm on femara (letrozole)?

Yes if you have to h: We discourage alcohol use for patients with cancer who are taking treatment. But one glass of wine occasionally is acceptable and relatively harmless. ...Read more