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I m taking 3 tablet letrozole 2.5 mg (called 'zoleta') daily. 1 is morning another 2 is night. from days 3 and i have to take up days 7. is it ok?

I m taking 3 tablet letrozole 2.5 mg (called 'zoleta') daily. 1 is morning another 2 is night. from days 3 and i have to take up days 7. is it ok?

No, it's not OK.: I'm not sure why you are taking letrozole. This is a drug that is approved only for the treatment of breast cancer, and the dose is 2.5mg one time daily. Your profile does not show that you have breast cancer, and the dose you are taking is 3x higher than the recommended dose. If you're a guy, I suspect you're taking it for body building, and that's a bad idea. ...Read more

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Letrozole (Definition)

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


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Letrozole 2.5 mg femara (letrozole) will it help to get pregnant?

Letrozole 2.5 mg femara (letrozole) will it help to get pregnant?

It can: Hi. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor that by inhibiting the production of estrogen causes a spike in the pituitary hormones (LH & FSH) that drive ovulation, and doing so can cause ovulation in women for whom ovulation is not occurring normally. It's not guaranteed to achieve pregnancy with, but the odds go up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello all. Kindly tell me letrozole 2.5 mg has the ability of increase in sperm count or not?

See answer : Letrozole: fda-approved drug for the treatment of breast cancer. Blocks the conversion of androgens (testosterone) to estrogen. Commonly used in the body-building world. Regarding male infertility, there are a couple of small studies that suggest it may be helpful in non-obstructive azoospermia patients with normal serum fsh. Much more info needed b4 recommending this drug for male infertility rx. ...Read more

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I am 72 have a normal sex life? Will taking letrozole 2.5 mg. effect my sex drive. Just started this week. Lots of hot flashes.

I am 72 have a normal sex life? Will taking letrozole 2.5 mg. effect  my sex drive. Just started this week. Lots of hot flashes.

See your doctor: Whole it seems to be a simple question, there are many factors that come in to play when considering treatment of a variety of conditions. You should really make an appointment to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was on femara (letrozole) from 5 to 9 day and got two positive ovulation test 9 days apart. Am confused?

I was on femara (letrozole) from 5 to 9 day and got two positive ovulation test 9 days apart. Am confused?

Hmmm...: That does sound strange! If you have not had menses when expected then take a pregnancy test. Ovulation induction medications do tend to lengthen the cycle. ...Read more

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Hi, i stopped taking femara (letrozole) two weeks ago - cold turkey and have been having a lot of headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle and joint pains, tiredness?

Hi,  i stopped taking femara (letrozole) two weeks ago - cold turkey and have been having a lot of headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle and joint pains, tiredness?

Withdrawal: Consult your gynecologist for a better way to discontinue your hormones. Tapering is generally better than abrupt discontinuation of any drug (absent severe immediate toxicity necessitating the discontinuation). ...Read more

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When do u take femara (letrozole) 2.5 for infertility?

????: femara is contraindicated in pregancy and can cause birth defects. I suppose that you mean clomid (clomiphene) which is 50mg a day starting on the 5th day after the first day of your menstrual cycle and take it for 5 days to induce ovulation. ...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?

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

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Where can I get letrozole?

From a doctor: Letrozole is a prescription medicine, so in most countries a doctor has to write a prescription before you can obtain it from a chemist shop. ...Read more

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What is letrozole good for treating?

What is letrozole good for treating?

ER+ Breast CA: Letrozole belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. These drugs are very effective agents for treating hormone-sensitive (estrogen receptor +) breast cancers in post-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Hi how to purchase letrozole online?

Hi how to purchase letrozole online?

Wouldn't do it: Be careful, this is a prescription drug for a reason. It's used for treatment of some breast cancers, and used 'off-label' for ovulation induction. In both cases it's not wonder drug, it needs to be monitored by a doctor who can insure safety and efficacy. Proceed with caution! ...Read more

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What happens if I take a random dose of letrozole?

Nothing serious: It is a well tolerated drug. It is not chemotherapy, so it is harmless. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if letrozole and trigger works well?

If appropriate: If used in young women to treat ovulatory infertility, and if timed correctly, this can be successful treatment. For older women (say >38 y.o.), for anything besides ovulatory infertility, and if not timed well it is unlikely to be successful. Good wishes. ...Read more