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    Letrozole
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Letrozole blocks the use of estrogen by certain types of breast cancer with estrogen receptors that require estrogen to grow. This medicine is used in combination with other medicines to treat breast cancer in women who have reached menopause. It delays progression of the malignant disease especially if the cancer is diagnosed early.

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. It is also not known whether letrozole passes into breast milk. Do not take letrozole if you are breast-feeding a baby. For safety purposes, take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. You may not be able to use letrozole or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment if you have liver disease.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, you will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your bone mineral density may also need to be evaluated. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

An overdose of letrozole is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, if an overdose is suspected especially if you take too much of this medicine then seek emergency consult.

Letrozole can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Stop using letrozole and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as: hot flashes, warmth or redness in your face or chest; headache, muscle or joint pain; night sweats; weight gain; fatigue, feeling weak; nausea; or swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome.

There may be other drugs not listed that can affect letrozole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Letrozole tablets for oral administration contain 2.5 mg of letrozole, a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor (inhibitor of estrogen synthesis). It is chemically described as 4,4'-(1H-1,2,4 -Triazol-1-ylmethylene) dibenzonitrile. Letrozole is a white to yellowish crystalline powder, practically odorless, freely soluble in dichloromethane, slightly soluble in ethanol, and practically insoluble in water. It has a molecular weight of 285.31, empirical formula C17H11N5 and a melting range of 184o C-185o C. Femara (letrozole tablets) is available as 2.5 mg tablets for oral administration.

Letrozole has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Letrozole
Brand name: Femara

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Crippling bone & joint pain, dizziness, collapsing, and I ended up needing surgery because of Femara. I wouldn't recommend this drug in a million years.

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