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(Also known as Femara)
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to (Femara (Letrozole) )
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Informatuion About Femara Medication
Certain types of breast cancer need estrogen, a female hormone, to spread and grow. Femara medication is a kind of hormone therapy that decreases the number of estrogen levels in postmenopausal women. This slows down the growth of particular breast tumors. It is often prescribed for women who have been using tamoxifen for 5 years.
Letrozole is characterized by aromatase inhibitors. Use of this medicine results in the production of more hormones that are needed to stimulate the ovaries. This medicine is not only effective in treating breast cancer doctors also recommend letrozole for fertility.
You can buy letrozole 2.5 from Canada Pharmacy at the best possible rate with compromising quality.
The active ingredient in Femara is letrozole.
Femara medication is used as a first-line treatment for advanced breast cancer. Doctors usually recommend letrozole 2.5 mg daily. The dosage may depend on many factors such as body weight if you are taking any other medication and your medical condition. Follow the directions of your doctor carefully and do not exceed the stated dosage.
You can take this medicine even on an empty stomach. Since this medicine could be absorbed through lungs and skin, it is better that pregnant women should not come into contact with it.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to letrozole or if you have not completely gone through menopause. Before starting the treatment tell your doctor if you suffer from high cholesterol, liver disease, or osteoporosis. It can be dangerous for women who are pregnant as it can cause birth defects and could harm your unborn baby. Avoid driving after taking this medicine as it may impair your thinking or reactions.
While undergoing the Femara treatment, you may require regular blood tests to find out if this treatment is effective for you or not. Also get your bone mineral density checked regularly.
Femara medication has the following side effects:
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Joint or muscle pain
- Unusual sweating
- Weight gain
- Drowsiness, dizziness, trouble in sleeping
- Pain in arms and shoulders
Numbness or stiffness in your fingers or hands
Product Code: 1520
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.