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Femara 2.52.5mg

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Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Generic: Letrozole
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Femara 2.5 does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
UNSAFE
Femara 2.5 is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful e... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
UNSAFE
Femara 2.5 is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Femara 2.5 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Femara 2.5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Femara 2.5 is recommended. However, there is limited information on the... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Femara 2.5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Femara 2.5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Femara 2.5 is used alone or with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It can also be us... View More

Uses of Femara 2.5

  • Breast cancer
  • Infertility due to anovulation

Side effects of Femara 2.5

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased sweating

How to use Femara 2.5

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Femara 2.5 may be taken wi... View More

How Femara 2.5 works

Femara 2.5 is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This decrease in estr... View More

What if you forget to take Femara 2.5?

If you miss a dose of Femara 2.5, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • You have been prescribed Femara 2.5 for the treatment of breast cancer or infertility due to anovulation.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Femara 2.5 affects you.
  • It may cause increased sweating and hot flushes. Try to keep cool by wearing light and airy clothes.
  • Your doctor may monitor your cholesterol level and bone mineral density (BMD) regularly as Femara 2.5 can alter their levels.
  • Do not take Femara 2.5 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Breast cancer

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Advanced or locally advanced breast cancer ; Adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive early breast cancer Adult: ... View More

Contraindication

Premenopausal women and children; hypersensitivity.

Mode of Action

Letrozole competitively binds to the heme group of aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme which catalyzes conversion of androgen to oestrogen, leading to i... View More

Precaution

Severe renal impairment; severe hepatic impairment; osteoporosis. Caution when driving or operating machinery. Lactation: not known if excreted in br... View More

Side Effect

Hot flushes, arthralgia, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dyspepsia, constipation, diarrhoea, anorexia, alopoecia, increased sweating, ra... View More

Interaction

Plasma levels reduced by tamoxifen.

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descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More