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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Letrozole (Overview)

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 with few side effects.


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What is letrozole for?

What is letrozole for?

Breast cancer: It is 'for' management of breast cancers in women, although it's often prescribed for ovulatory infertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
73 doctors shared insights

Letrozole (Overview)

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 with few side effects.


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What are some side effects of letrozole?

What are some side effects of letrozole?

Hot Flashes: Generally speaking, Letrozole (femara) is very well-tolerated. The most common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. Women with osteoporosis are at an even higher risk of fractures when taking letrozole, therefore, your doctor may prescribe another medication to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Reply for doctor dr. Sewa legha answer.Sir i'm taking letrozole because my sperm count is very low.So doctor has prescribed me letrolzole. ?

Reply for doctor dr. Sewa legha answer.Sir i'm taking letrozole because my sperm count is very low.So doctor has prescribed me letrolzole.
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I doubti f it helps: This is of questionable benefit. So you have to choose between its side effects and its questionable benefit. It is better to first find out if the sperm count is really low(so recheck it from a different lab) and then try to find out why it is low?. Then you can find a better solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

Not indicated: In case of normal growth parameters in a child ( like normal growth hormone and igf1 levels and normal bone age) there is not much significance of sermorelin or human growth hormone therapy. Letrozole is not indicated and is still in its primary experimental stages for use for this indication. All one needs in this scenario are regular growth velocity checks at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Has anyone used letrozole for fertility and how effective?

Letrazole: Letrazole is probably as effective as Clomid (clomiphene) in inducing ovulation and probably better in patients with pcos. It is used off-label for this purpose but has some advantages over clomid (clomiphene). Does not cause thinning of the uterine lining, doesn't affect cervical mucus and induces a single follicle, so less chance of multiples and hyperstimulation. ...Read more

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How does letrozole work?

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 more

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Letrozole killed my erections i get hard but it won't stay hard how long will this take to correct its self now i stopped letro ?

Letrozole killed my erections i get hard but it won't stay hard how long will this take to correct its self now i stopped letro ?

Months: It may take several months. It is very distressing, but have faith. There is no 100% guarantee about something like this, but I have seen it resolve after that amount of time with drugs like letrozole. ...Read more

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What is letrozole for?

Breast cancer: It is 'for' management of breast cancers in women, although it's often prescribed for ovulatory infertility. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can letrozole cure gyno?

I don't know: I don't know what 'gyno' is, so I cant answer the question. Letrozole is a type of drug called an antiestrogen and is used to treat breast cancer. ...Read more