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What are some side effects of letrozole?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.

In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.

In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Thank
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.

In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Thank
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.

In brief: HOT HOT Flashes
As an aromatase inhibitor- blocks estrogen synthesis- it shares the same se as Arimidex (anastrozole) , but is generally well tolerated --hot flashes, drenching sweats, fatigue, muscle aches - cramps -can not stand up easily from a sitting position, nausea diarrhea, versus constipation, headaches --- major disability is osteporosis so the need for calcium- vit.
D -exercise, studies on ? Lipid changes.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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