Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet – 50 tablets

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Letrozole (Femara) 2.5 mg tablet is a non-steroidal type II aromatase inhibitor used to treat breast cancer for those who no longer have menstrual periods.

Letrozole may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

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Letrozole (Femara) 2.5 mg tablet is a non-steroidal type II aromatase inhibitor used to treat breast cancer for those who no longer have menstrual periods.

Letrozole may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

Drug = Letrozole

Strength = 2.5mg

Manufacturer =Cipla

Quantity per sleeve = 50 Tabs (for the price quoted)

How To Take Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Letrozole must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

Take Letrozole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Dosage of Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

Advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women; Adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer In hormone receptor-positive postmenopausal women: 2.5 mg once daily.

Missed Dose of Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

 

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.

Do not double a dose under any circumstances.

Overdose of Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

If you think you may have used Letrozole more than the usual dose, please seek medical help immediately.

Contraindications of Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

People with the following medical conditions should not take Letrozole:

  • Premenopausal status
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation

Side Effects 

Letrozole may have the following side effects:

  • Decreased bone mineral density
  • CNS depression
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral edema
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Increased appetite
  • Dyspepsia
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Vag bleeding
  • Hot flushes
  • Weight gain
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone fracture
  • Arthralgia
  • Myalgia
  • Sweating
  • Alopecia
  • Erythematous
  • Psoriasiform
  • Maculopapular or vesicular rash
  • Dry skin

Warnings of Letrozole (Femara) 2.5mg Tablet

Do not use in people with the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactation
  • Menstrual cycle is still normal

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking medicines:

  • Estrogen containing drugs 
  • Tamoxifen

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Letrozole.

How Does It Work?

Letrozole is a non-steroidal aromatase enzyme inhibitor that competitively binds to the haem of the CYP enzyme, blocking the conversion of androstenedione and testosterone into estriol and estradiol respectively, thus, leading to significantly reduced serum estrogen concentration.

Uses 

Letrozole is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women
  • Adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer

Special Precautions and Connected Warnings

Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:

  • Patient with history of osteoporosis and/or fracture
  • Severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score C) or cirrhosis
  • Avoid alcohol

Storage Conditions

  • Store at 25°C. Protect from moisture.
  • This is a cytotoxic drug. Follow applicable procedures for receiving, handling, admin, and disposal.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
  • Do not use Letrozole that is expired or out of expiry date.

Additional information

Application

Tablet

brands

Femara

Chemical

Letrozole

Packaging

Foil in Box

Strength

2.5 Mg

Quantity per sleeve

50 Tabs (for the price quoted)

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