Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

It can be. Letrozole (femara) is an anti-estrogen that tricks the brain (pituitary) into making more fsh which can increase the number of eggs produced in a cycle. It is not as effective as ivf or injectable medications and is usually used in women younger than age 40 for infertility. Please see: http://www.Asrm.Org/medications_for_inducing_ovulation/ for more information.

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When do u take femara (letrozole) 2.5 for infertility?

???? femara is contraindicated in pregancy and can cause birth defects. I suppose that you mean clomid (clomiphene) which is 50mg a day starting on the 5th day after the first day of your menstrual cycle and take it for 5 days to induce ovulation. Read more...

Will anything (OTC medicines, herbs, supplements etc) decrease the effectiveness of taking femara (letrozole) for infertility?

Yes. Letrozole (femara) is primarily cleared/metabolized by a liver enzyme called cytochrome p450. Several herbs and supplements can enhance or impair cytochrome p450 activity and hence alter the metabolism of letrazole through competing at this enzyme. Please check with your doctor if you are using any herbs or supplements. Read more...

Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?

Sometimes. A properly-timed HCG shot can be used as a 'trigger' for ovulation. Women who develop a dominant follicle with Femara (letrozole) but don't ovulate appropriately (or at all) can be triggered with hcg. Read more...

How effective is femara (letrozole) drug instead of chemotherapy in a person with low platelets?

Not related. The effect of Femara (letrozole) or of chemo on the cancer is unrelated to the platelet count. The choice between the two has to do with clinical characteristics of the cancer and the patient, not the blood counts. That said, if a patient's platelets are too low, it may not be possible to give chemo but that has to do with side effects, not effectiveness against the cancer. Read more...