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What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

Depends: The success rate varies tremendously based on many factors including diagnosis (for instance ovulation problems, sperm problems, endometriosis, etc), the age of the woman, how the fallopian tubes work, . Etc. Pregnancy rates can be as low as 1% or as high as 20-25% per month. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Will anything ( OTC medicines, herbs, supplements etc) decrease the effectiveness of taking femara (letrozole) for infertility?

Yes: Letrozole (femara) is primarily cleared/metabolized by a liver enzyme called cytochrome p450. Several herbs and supplements can enhance or impair cytochrome p450 activity and hence alter the metabolism of letrazole through competing at this enzyme. Please check with your doctor if you are using any herbs or supplements. ...Read more

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Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?

Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?

Sometimes: A properly-timed HCG shot can be used as a 'trigger' for ovulation. Women who develop a dominant follicle with Femara (letrozole) but don't ovulate appropriately (or at all) can be triggered with hcg. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

It can be: Letrozole (femara) is an anti-estrogen that tricks the brain (pituitary) into making more fsh which can increase the number of eggs produced in a cycle. It is not as effective as ivf or injectable medications and is usually used in women younger than age 40 for infertility. Please see: http://www.Asrm.Org/medications_for_inducing_ovulation/ for more information. ...Read more

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

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 the best day of monthly cycle to start letrozole? Days or 3? Using for infertility treatment

Day 3: Letrozole should be used in consultation with your ob/gyn or infertility specialist. It is generally administered from days 3 to 7 of the menstrual cycle with day 1 being the very first day that you seen bleeding. ...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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What to do if I am taking letrozole, what is it like?

TAKE IT AS PRESCRIBE: FEMARA (letrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor that decreases estrogen production. Most common side effects are hot flushes, joint pain and fatigue. If you miss a dose, don't double up. By your age I assume it's not being prescribed for breast cancer since its indicated for post-menopausal women. ...Read more

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What is femara (letrozole)?

What is femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole): Is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogens which then cause cells to divide. By inhibiting this enzyme, less estrogen is formed, hence less cell replication. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more