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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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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 I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Most likely: Femara is the brand name for the drug letrozole, which is an aromatase inhibitor. This kind of drug blocks production of estrogen, making the body think it should create a surge of hormones like those that prompt ovulation. Letrozole is sometimes used in women being treated for infertility to induce ovulation. In post-menopausal women, ovulation will not occur, and Letrozole has other uses. ...Read more

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How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

Clomid (clomiphene) use in men: Prolonged daily use of high-dose Clomid (clomiphene) may be effective in the treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Will Clomid (clomiphene) help me ovulate more eggs to have triplets?

Will Clomid (clomiphene) help me ovulate more eggs to have triplets?

Increased chance: You have an increased chance of twins and triplets vs no Clomid (clomiphene) however the chances of having triplets is less than 1% with Clomid (clomiphene) although it is about 10% for twins. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you take femara (letrozole) with mucinix?

Can you take femara (letrozole) with mucinix?

Femara (letrozole) drug interact: I am unaware of any interaction between the 2 drugs. Mucin ex is usually given for a short time while Femara (letrozole) is commonly prescribed for 5 years, deoending on the condition. ...Read more

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How to know your ovulating on femara (letrozole)?

How to know your ovulating on femara (letrozole)?

Ovulation: Your doctor will have you get an ultrasound and/ or check with an ovulation predictor kit. ...Read more

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Can u take Clomid (clomiphene) and femara together if so when can u?

Can u take Clomid (clomiphene) and femara together if so when can u?

Yes: You can use both together since they work by different mechanisms,although that would be rather unorthodox. Usually it is one or the other. For more info: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

It depends on your c: No they are different classes of drugs. Femara causes reduction in estrogen levels and is often used for treatment of breast cancer whereas Clomid (clomiphene) is used for treating infertility. ...Read more

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How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

Improve ovulation: Femara (letrozole) may improve the quality of your ovulation if you ovulate on your own already. It depends. This is something you need to discuss in detail with the doctor who may be prescribing it for you. ...Read more

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I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

Not take: There's nothing useful for you to 'take' (at least without prescription) at home: healthy diet and moderate exercise is a good start. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also no benefit, I'd stay away from it. ...Read more

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Will progynova suppress ovulation?

Will progynova suppress ovulation?

It can: do that if taken in moderate/ high doses before ovulation. ...Read more

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Can men take Clomid (clomiphene) to become more fertile?

Can men take Clomid (clomiphene) to become more fertile?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) has been used for decades to improve intratesticular levels of testosterone which can improve sperm counts. ...Read more

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Is Clomid (clomiphene) safe to take to increase testosterone?

Is Clomid (clomiphene) safe to take to increase testosterone?

Clomiphene : Clomiphene has been used since the 1960's to increase testosterone. Even though Clomiphene is still not approved by the fda to treat low testosterone and no long term safety studies have been done it is probably safe to use since no major adverse effects have been reported after over 40 years of use. Currently there is a Clomiphene preparation that is in phase 3 studies to be approved by the fda. ...Read more

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HOW CLOMID (clomiphene) CAN AFFECT WHEN USING IT FOR OVULATION INDUCTION THE UTERUS LINING?

HOW CLOMID (clomiphene) CAN AFFECT WHEN USING IT FOR OVULATION INDUCTION THE UTERUS LINING?

Estrogen blocker: Clomid (clomiphene) acts by blocking estrogen receptors. These receptors are present in many parts of the body, including the brain & the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Without estrogen, the endometrium thins out. It doen't affect the other layers of the uterus, so your uterus won't "burst open." Once you stop Clomid (clomiphene), the endometrium will return to normal. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Clomid (clomiphene) after ovarian drilling?

Fertility doc : Each fertility patient will need an individualized plan. Ovarian drilling is not a first line treatment choice in most anovulation cases. ...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

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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 (clomiphene) for fertility treatment with few side effects. ...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)?

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

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Is letrozole different from tamoxifen?

Is letrozole different from tamoxifen?

Yes: Same general effect - decreases effects of estrogen and improves outcome in er + breast cancer. Mechanism of action (how it works) is different. Letrozole cannot be used in premenopausal women. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of letrozole?

What are some side effects of letrozole?

Hot Flashes: Generally speaking, Letrozole (femara) is very well-tolerated. The most common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. Women with osteoporosis are at an even higher risk of fractures when taking letrozole, therefore, your doctor may prescribe another medication to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could letrozole alone cure gynocomastia?

Could letrozole alone cure gynocomastia?

No: It doesn't cure, but can reduce breast size in men. It is NOT recommended for this, as there are many side effects and issues related to using this medication. Do NOT USE. ...Read more

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Can you take femara (letrozole) with mucinix?

Femara (letrozole) drug interact: I am unaware of any interaction between the 2 drugs. Mucin ex is usually given for a short time while Femara (letrozole) is commonly prescribed for 5 years, deoending on the condition. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

Is femara (letrozole) safe for young children?

No: Why would a young child take femara (letrozole)? It is a drug used for the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. If your child (or grandchild) has taken many of your pills, you should contact your local poison control - usually by calling your local hospital emergency department. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects for letrozole?

What are some of the side effects for letrozole?

Letrozole: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698004.html if any concern, please see and discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a "vacation" from femara (letrozole)?

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Discuss with you MD: It depends on what you mean by "vacation". How long you are thinking to stay off the femara (letrozole)?. Since i don't know any other information- such as the staging- the goal of therapy, your tolerance etc, i would suggest you to discuss this matter with your oncologist. ...Read more

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