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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How effective is letrozole (Femara) for treating breast cancer?

How effective is letrozole (Femara) for treating breast cancer?

Variable: Depends on 1) whether the tumor is estrogen receptor positive, 2) stage of the cancer. If metastatic, it works better for bone and soft tissue metastases and not very well for liver and lung metastasizes. Often used as an adjuvant treatment after surgery and often with radiotherapy ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

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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Are Glide tablets good for treating diabetes?

Are Glide tablets good for treating diabetes?

It is a sulfonylurea: they causes weight gain, hypoglycemia, prevents coronart arteries from dilating when one has ananginal episode, is asociated with increased risk of dying 1 year after starting them , and destroy beta-cells there are 8-9 other non-insulin drugs for diabetes without these risks we don't use it-take patients off it ...Read more

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How effective is anastrozole (Arimidex) for treating breast cancer?

How effective is anastrozole (Arimidex) for treating breast cancer?

Good: it is a very good drug in preventing breast cancer relapse in patients who have had their breast tumors removed. prevents estrogen stimulation in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. ...Read more

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How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

Very helpful: Femara or Letrozole is an oral ovulation induction medication. It works sometimes when Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't. It also helps pregnancies to occur when Clomid (clomiphene) fails. It seems to be very helpful especially in patients with pcos. The pregnancy rates are similar to Clomid (clomiphene) but the side effects are less and the multiple pregnancies seem to be also less. ...Read more

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Is egb761 good for anxiety treatment?

Is egb761 good for anxiety treatment?

EGB761 ??: By your acronym, do you mean a specific extract of ginkgo biloba? It's an herb studied for many potential uses such as dementia, age-related memory impairment, tinnitus, glaucoma, peripheral vascular disease, etc. There is 1 positive study showing it may help anxiety in people with early dementia: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16808927. ...Read more

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How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

A good drug: It is used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. It also is an effective treatment for hormone receptor positive recurrent breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy any good for treating erythrophobia?

Is hypnotherapy any good for treating erythrophobia?

Yes: Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a number of situations/phobias...Even stress and pain management. ...Read more

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What makes someone a good candidate for letrozole treatment?

What makes someone a good candidate for letrozole treatment?

BreastCa+menopause: Is is usually used in patients with early breast cancer who have undergone menopause and have received other treatments such as surgery, radiation, or tamoxifen. It works by decreasing the production of estrogen in the body. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698004.Html. ...Read more

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What herbal medicine can be taken in place of femara (letrozole) for cancer treatment?

What herbal medicine can be taken in place of femara (letrozole) for cancer treatment?

Forgive my frankness: If you actually have cancer, then you deserve to have the most effective treatment made available to you. Your physician is under super-strict obligation by the law to tell you the truth, while supplement / "herbal" websites are for the most part deliberately created to deceive you. If you respect your own body or care about those who love you, make your decision on accurate information. ...Read more

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Is clomiphene a good HRT alternative for men?

Is clomiphene a good HRT alternative for men?

Yes: Low dose Clomiphene can be helpful in men with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. This is the most common finding in men with low t (low t, normal lh). If the low t is due a problem with the testicles resulting in high lh levels, it will not help. ...Read more

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Is femara a better option than Clomid (clomiphene) for women with pcos?

Is femara a better option than Clomid (clomiphene) for women with pcos?

Generally not: The studies on average support Femara (letrozole) as either an equal or slightly-less-effective alternative to clomiphene; no study supports it being 'better.' it may be that for an individual woman Femara (letrozole) could be a better choice. ...Read more

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Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Use a real Rx: I'm sorry somebody is trying to sell you something that's probably a placebo. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually remits on its own. It's a serious personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

No one answer: There are several meds that can help either as single therapy or in combination. Discuss options with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

No Treatment: This request is out of the bounds for this simple application. We do not provide treatment or specific treatment recommendations. These questions are best directed to the physician prescribing this treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is ham good for treating gout?

Is ham good for treating gout?

No: Gout is a kidney issue. It is triggered by certain foods in your diet. One small study suggested cherries may help but it was not a strong study. Since meat is a food with a high purine content, it has the potential to worsen the gout. ...Read more

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