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Composition for CLOMSET L

Letrozole(NA)

food interaction for CLOMSET L

alcohol interaction for CLOMSET L

pregnancy interaction for CLOMSET L

lactation interaction for CLOMSET L

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Clomset l tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Clomset l tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Clomset l tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CLOMSET L

Letrozole(NA)

Uses

Clomset l tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

How it works

Clomset l tablet works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast cancer that need estrogen to grow.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Night sweats, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Joint pain, Blurred vision, Breast pain, Change in body weight, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Hot flashes, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Vaginal bleeding, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for CLOMSET L

No substitutes found

Expert advice for CLOMSET L

  • Letrozole should not be given to children and adolescents up to 17 years of age.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as you feel dizzy, tired, drowsy or unwell while taking letrozole.
  • Do not take letrozole if you are allergic to letrozole or any other ingredient of tablet or intolerance to some sugars (lactose).
  • Do not take letrozole if you still have menstrual periods; severe liver or kidney disease; history of or are susceptible to brittle bones (osteoporosis) or bone fracture.
  • Avoid using letrozole if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for CLOMSET L

Letrozole

Q.Is letrozole a steroid, a hormone, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or cytotoxic?
Letrozole is not a steroid, hormone, selective estrogen receptor modulator or cytotoxic. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor

Q.Is letrozole banned in India?
Letrozole is banned in India for ovarian stimulation (stimulating ovulation)

Q.Is letrozole used for infertility, make you ovulate, increase testosterone and used for post cycle therapy?
Letrozole is not approved for treating infertility or ovulation, but it has been used off-label by doctors to treat infertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, to assist ovulation, or to increase testosterone, and as post cycle therapy. Do not take letrozole without consulting your doctor

Q.Is letrozole better than anastrozole?
Both drugs have shown similar effectiveness and choice of drug depends on many factors. Consult your doctor before taking any drugs

Q.Can I take letrozole with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, zinc?
Letrozole can be taken with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, and zinc. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does letrozole cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, water retention, high blood pressure, bloating, and acne?
Letrozole may cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, bloating, and high blood pressure. Letrozole does not cause water retention and acne.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)