6 doctors weighed in:
Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?
6 doctors weighed in

Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
Answer assisted by Andrea Knittel, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Charles Elboim
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Femara (letrozole) ovulation
Gemara can actually cause ovulation in pre-menopausal women who are trying to get pregnant.
It is used to treat estrogen receptor positive breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

In brief: Femara (letrozole) ovulation
Gemara can actually cause ovulation in pre-menopausal women who are trying to get pregnant.
It is used to treat estrogen receptor positive breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Dr. Charles Elboim
Dr. Charles Elboim
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors