Generic Name : Letrozole Pronunciation : LET-roe-zole Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy ICD Code : Y43.3
Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy
India- Femara Tab, Fempro Tab, Feofer Tab, Letocor Tab, Letoripe Film-Coated Tab, Letroz Tab, Lets Tab, Letz Tab, Letzol Tab, Momazol Tab, Oncolet Tab, Oreta Tab, Shantroz Tab, Trozet Ta, Ubilit, Zolet.
International- Femara. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an aromatase inhibitor, prescribed for breast cancer either alone or in combination with other medications. It kills cancer cells. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in women who have experienced with premenopause, and for children; hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 2.5mg/day, orally, administered after chemotherapy for breast cancer. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
*Inform your doctor about severe kidney, liver problem, bone diseases.
* It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until knowing its effect.
* It is only for women who have experienced menopause and cannot become pregnant. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy and lactation. Side Effects :
Heart- Hypertension, chest pain, coronary heart disease, paralysis, strokes, heart attack, fluid accumulation in the lungs, vein inflammation, mini stroke and blood clot in veins.
Central Nervous System- Weakness, headache, dizziness, fatigue, sleeplessness, drowsiness, anxiety and depression.
Skin- Hot flushes, increased sweating, night sweats, rash, hair loss and itching.
Eye and ENT- Blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and loss of appetite.
Genitourinary- Breast pain, urinary tract infection, kidney disorder, vaginal bleeding and vaginal dryness.
Liver- Increased liver enzymes level.
Metabolic- High level of cholesterol in blood, increased weight and high calcium in blood.
Musculoskeletal- Joint pain, bone pain, back pain, limb pain, inflammation of joints, muscle pain, fracture and inflammation due to fracture.
Respiratory- Difficulty in breathing, cough and chest wall pain.
Miscellaneous- Swelling of leg, infections/infestations, influenza, pain and pleural effusion.
* Monitor bone mineral density regularly. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25ï¿½C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.
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