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What is the difference between femara (letrozole) and arimidex?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Both interfere with

Estrogen production and are used in treatment of breast cancer where the primary was er+.
Side effects are similar, cost is much higher fro Letrozole (femara). It is newer. These are each used only in postmenopausal patients. Tamoxifen around for decades is used in premenopausal.

In brief: Both interfere with

Estrogen production and are used in treatment of breast cancer where the primary was er+.
Side effects are similar, cost is much higher fro Letrozole (femara). It is newer. These are each used only in postmenopausal patients. Tamoxifen around for decades is used in premenopausal.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Both AI

Femara (letrozole) is letrazole, an aromatase inhibitor that is slightly more potent than Arimidex though belong to the same class of drugs.

In brief: Both AI

Femara (letrozole) is letrazole, an aromatase inhibitor that is slightly more potent than Arimidex though belong to the same class of drugs.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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