Femara (letrozole) Femara (letrozole) does mimic the activity of clomiphene.
Yes. Letrozole (femara) for most women has fewer side effects than clomiphene, but can produce many of the same effects in susceptible women.
No, similar success. In most studies comparing Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara the pregnancy rates are similar and neither has been found to be superior to the other. Femara for fertility is an "off-label" indication, meaning this drug was not designed for this purpose. There are pros and cons of both Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara and they have different side effect profiles. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you.
About the same. Femara and Clomid (clomiphene) offer about the same success rates for fertility treatment. Femara has fewer side effects in my experience.
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.
Not clear that it is. There is very little head to head comparison between the two drugs, so it is difficult to tell. Most experts feel that the success rates are about the same, though some women do better with Clomiphene and others with femara (letrozole).
Yes. Clomid (clomiphene) is a medication to increase egg production in infertility. Femara is a medication used to attempt to keep breast cancer recurrences from happening. Totally different medications.
Similar. Clomiphene (clomid) and Letrozole (femara) are similar in their effects, though they have a different mechanism of action. Success rates are about the same, and side effects are fewer with letrozole. Letrozole is not fda approved for use in fertility, but many physicians find it safe and effective.
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.
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.
I have been ttcfor about 20 months now. I have had a mc & an ep. I started Clomid (clomiphene) and then femara, but I haven't gotten pregnant in a year. Next step?
TTC 20mo w Rx. The ttc of 20 mo is long but you indicate a miscarriage and ectopic pg. Now the stim meds do not work. You need a complete evaluation which looks at sperm (sa), tubes (hsg/sis), egg quality (fsh, amh, afc) because you may have other problems. Get tests not done. You may need IUI with meds or ivf. Your age is important too. See your fertility specialist.
TTC 20 months. With a prior ectopic pregnancy, the chance of another can be 25%. Please check the fallopian tubes, semen analysis and consider uterine evaluation with ultrasound or saline sonogram. Depending on findings and your age, either ovulation induction and insemination or ivf will be suggested.
Can Femara b used after 6 lifetime clomid (clomiphene) cycles are used up (clomid (clomiphene)=successful but I want more kids) or are injectables or IVF the only options left?
Could be, sometimes. But is it a good idea? Clomid (clomiphene) does not need to be limited to 6 cycles lifetime, but 6 unsuccessful cycles (not lifetime) is usually reason to change up. The question would be why is the CC not working? Femara is very similar to CC in performance, so no reason to expect it would be more/ less successful. Often updating or expanding diagnosis to understand the CC failure is a better next step.
Which medicine good for pcos femara or clomid (clomiphene)? I already took fenara 2.5mg but dint get pregnant?
Both. Both are good options but the key question is whether or not you ovulated in response to the medication. We usually monitor our patients undergoing ovulation induction therapy so we can see if a nice follicle grows and also keep an eye on the endometrial lining. If you have failed to conceive with 3-4 ovulatory cycles and the sperm and your tubes are normal then a consultation is in order.
Either. Both can improve your fertility but it may still require several cycles before you conceive. You need to be persistent and patient.