What is Femara (Letrozole) used for?
Femara (Letrozole) is given to postmenopausal women to treat breast cancer. It is also used to help prevent the return of cancer. Certain types of cancer need the hormone estrogen to grow. This drug works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced by the body which can help to inhibit the growth of these cancers. This drug is not used in women of childbearing age.
How should I use Femara (Letrozole)?
Femara (Letrozole) tablets are usually taken once per day, with or without food. However, the required dosage may vary, depending on the severity of the condition and the patient's response to treatment. Always follow the instructions of your physician.
What are the side effects of Femara (Letrozole)?
Patients may experience some side effects when taking Femara (Letrozole), such as:
This drug may also cause some other more serious side effects to occur, such as changes in vision, breathlessness, pain in the chest, severe nausea or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Femara (Letrozole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should not be used if you have not yet gone through the menopause. This drug will cause harm to unborn babies, and should never be taken by pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.