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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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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What risks are associated with the long-term use of Femara (letrozole)?

What risks are associated with the long-term use of Femara (letrozole)?

Affects the bones: Femara (letrozole) tends to reduce the bone density causing osteopenia or even cause osteoporosis. So you have to have your mineral bone density measured regularly and use medicines(like bisphosphonates) to protect your bones. ...Read more

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What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

What is the use of femara (letrozole) safe for children?

Fulmars: This drug is an "aromatase inhibitor". It inhibits testosterone conversion. I personally do not use it because it is not fda approved and really has not been accepted as efficacious by mainstream endocrinologists. ...Read more

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I'm on a femara (letrozole) IUI cycle w/Ovidrel-I'm on cd12, the shot is weds, IUI thurs . Can I use preseed before or after the IUI, we want to cover all bases?

I'm on a femara (letrozole) IUI cycle w/Ovidrel-I'm on cd12, the shot is weds, IUI thurs . Can I use preseed before or after the IUI, we want to cover all bases?

IUI: If you're doing an IUI, Pre-Seed will not change your chance of pregnancy. If your doctor advised you to have intercourse in addition to your IUI, you can use it for a lubricant. ...Read more

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Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?

Not necesarilly but: Virtually all drugs are metabolized by cytochrome p450 enzymes.Astaxanthin can stimulate these, so it could lead to lower blood levels of "certain drugs" according to http://www.Naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Article=293. I no of no evidence that Femara (letrozole) is one of the drugs it interacts with. Small amounts of astaxanthin are unlikely to have much effect.Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...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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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