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What vitamins are okay with femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Vitamins are OK

Femara is an enzyme-inhibitor which eliminates the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
As such, it is a valuable drug, but this elimination potentially increases the risk of bone loss. Thus taking supplemental vitamin d and getting a test to make sure your level is normal is a good idea and will not interfere with the effect of the medicine.

In brief: Vitamins are OK

Femara is an enzyme-inhibitor which eliminates the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
As such, it is a valuable drug, but this elimination potentially increases the risk of bone loss. Thus taking supplemental vitamin d and getting a test to make sure your level is normal is a good idea and will not interfere with the effect of the medicine.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Not antioxidants

There are data that high doses of vitamin e supplements can interfere with cancer therapy.
Vit e is an anti-oxidant. Getting it in the diet is ok, but taking it as a supplement can be harmful. Vitamin d and calcium are ok to take as high vitamin d levels are associated with decreased breast cancer recurrence.

In brief: Not antioxidants

There are data that high doses of vitamin e supplements can interfere with cancer therapy.
Vit e is an anti-oxidant. Getting it in the diet is ok, but taking it as a supplement can be harmful. Vitamin d and calcium are ok to take as high vitamin d levels are associated with decreased breast cancer recurrence.
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
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