General Warning: Femara is contraindicated in women of premenopausal endocrine status. The doctor required to discuss the importance of the adequate contraception with the women who carrying the potential in order to become pregnant including perimenopausal women or who recently turned into postmenopausal, until their postmenopausal status is fully established.
What is letrozole used for?
Letrozole Tablets recommended for treating breast cancer in female patients who have gone through the menopause. It is indicated for preventing the cancer from occuring again. It may be recommended as the first treatment option prior to surgery of breast cancer in the case of unsuitability of an immediate surgery or it may be recommended as the first treatment option after the breast cancer surgery or following 5 years treatment with the tamoxifen. Letrozole Tablets can also be used in order to prevent the breast tumour from spreading to the other organs of the body in patients with advanced breast cancer.
What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
The most common reported symptoms of breast cancer are as:
- lump in the breast
- change in breast shape
- dimpling of the skin
- fluid coming from the nipple
- newly-inverted nipple
- red or scaly patch of skin
Is there a generic for Femara?
Femara is a trade name for a generic drug named letrozole. In a few circumstances, healthcare providers may recommend the trade name Femara while referring to the generic drug name letrozole.
Side effects of Femara: Patients with this medication may experience some most common adverse reactions such as:
- hot flashes
- sweating increased
- bone pain