This medication is used to treat specific kinds of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in females after menopause. Letrozole can also be used to help prevent the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are produced to grow faster by a hormone that is natural estrogen. Letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the physical human body makes and helps to slow or reverse the development of those breast cancers.
OTHER USES: This part contains uses of this drug that are not placed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but which could be prescribed by your wellbeing care professional. Use this drug for a condition which is placed in this section only if it is often therefore prescribed by your health care expert.
This medicine may be used to also treat infertility in women.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using letrozole and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by lips, usually once daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is dependant on your condition that is medical and to treatment.
Use this medicine frequently to get the most benefit from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same time.
Since this drug is consumed through your skin and lungs, women who are expecting should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets. (See also Precautions section.)
Inform your doctor right away if the condition worsens (such as you can get new breast lumps).
Hot flashes, hair thinning, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may possibly occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious adverse impacts, including: bone tissue fractures, mental/mood changes (such as despair, anxiety), swelling of arms/legs, blurred vision, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin..
This medicine (and cancer tumors) may rarely cause problems that are serious blood clots (such as heart attack or stroke). Get help that is medical away in the event that you experience: sudden shortness of breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, paying up blood, unexpected dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, tingling/weakness/numbness within the arms/legs, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes, sudden/severe headache.
an extremely severe reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/neck), serious dizziness, trouble breathing.
This really is not a complete list of possible adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about unwanted effects. You could report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about negative effects. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking letrozole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to anastrozole; or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which could cause allergies or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood fats (cholesterol levels), bone problems (such as osteopenia, osteoporosis), stroke or blood clots, heart illness (such as upper body pain, coronary arrest, heart failure), high blood pressure, renal dilemmas, liver dilemmas.
This drug might make you dizzy and tired, and may rarely cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about most of the items you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It would likely harm an unborn baby. Letrozole is used mainly in women after menopause. If you have recently gone through menopause, discuss the need for use of reliable forms of birth control with your doctor. Do not use birth control products containing estrogen. Consult your doctor for more information. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. (See also how exactly to make use of part.)
It isn't known whether this drug passes into breast milk and may also harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while applying this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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