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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. George Yang
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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 for fertility treatment ...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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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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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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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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What to do if I am taking letrozole, what is it like?

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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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

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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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What is the definition or description of: letrozole?

Aromatase Inhibitor: 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 for fertility treatment with few side effects. ...Read more