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WHAT IS FEMARA ?
Femara is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by reducing the total amount of estrogen produced primarily in the body. This helps to starve cancer cells by depriving them of estrogen.
MEDICINE USES :
Letrozole is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. This medication is also used to help prevent the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. It decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.
LETROZOLE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
Back, leg, or arm pain; breast pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flashes; flushing; increased sweating; indigestion; joint or muscle pain; loss of appetite; mild swelling or fluid retention; nausea; night sweats; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tiredness; vaginal dryness or irritation; vomiting; weakness; weight gain or loss.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for FEMARA LETROZOLE TABLETS :
- Letrozole may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use this medication with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Femara may cause dizziness; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase this effect. To prevent dizziness, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning.
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