Letrozole 5mg


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Uses Of Letrozole 5mg Tablets

Letrozole is medication in a tablet form, used to treat various types of breast cancer. This medication is also used to (increase ovulation or fertility by blocking the production of estrogen in the body and increasing the chances of getting pregnant) ask your healthcare provider for the other uses of Letrozole.

The main aim of this medication is to lower or stop the growth of some breast cancers that generally occur in the female sex hormone due to the stimulation of estrogen. It works by reducing the amount of estrogen produced by the hormones in the body. It’s highly recommended to prevent breast cancer from returning or reverse the growth. 

Why is Letrozole prescribed?

Health professionals prescribe this medication to treat or prevent certain types of breast cancer in a woman’s body that occurs naturally after menopause or (postmenopause). The growth of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer depends on estrogen. Letrozole works by reducing the body’s production of estrogen, thereby slowing down or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

Letrozole can also be used in fertility treatment. However, it’s highly advised to use letrozole only under the guidance and prescription of a qualified healthcare professional. 

Side Effects 

Letrozole is a safe medication to use. However, some individuals may experience temporary side effects that include

  • Hot Flashes: Hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth) can sometimes occur when you first start taking letrozole. This usually tends to improve as fast as the body adjusts the letrozole
  • Headache and Fatigue: Headaches and lethargicness is the common side effect of this drug
  • Nausea: Letrozole may also make you nauseous or sick (vomiting, loss of appetite, or heartburn). These symptoms are usually mild and can improve over time.
  • Changes in Cholesterol level: It may also cause the level of cholesterol in the blood to rise. Although it has a mild effect, if you have a history of high cholesterol immediately see a doctor
  • Mood changes: Letrozole intake can cause low mood, difficulty sleeping, or tiredness
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation: Vaginal bleeding can happen in the first few weeks after starting letrozole, due to a change in hormone regulation
  • Osteoporosis: Letrozole is generally tested safe to take for a longer time. However, it can cause bone weakness and (osteoporosis)
  • Joint or Muscle pain: One may get joint or muscle pain with the intake of Letrozole

Precautions To Be Taken

Like any other medication, Letrozole can also cause side effects. So few things you should avoid while taking the Letrozole. These are:

  • Avoid driving or operating any machinery, because Letrozole can make you drowsy or dizzy, as this could be dangerous
  • Do not take Letrozole in preganancy
  • Inform your healthcare provider about your medical history if you have low bone density, heart or liver diseases, or high cholesterol
  • The dosage, time, or way to take the medication (with or without food) is often directed by your healthcare professional based on your medical condition and response to treatment, follow the instructions precisely
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and do not let anyone else take your medication
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