Medicine Overview of Letocor Tablet
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer
and infertility due to anovulation.
Side Effects of Letocor are Hypercholesterolaemia, Hot flushes, Increased sweating, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Fatigue.
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. Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is a aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of oestrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast cancers that need oestrogen to grow. In addition, it is also useful in infertility whereby it increases the release of certain hormones to stimulate the release of eggs from the ovaries.
In Depth Information on Letocor Tablet
- You have been prescribed Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet for the treatment of breast cancer or infertility due to anovulation.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet affects you.
- It may cause increased sweating and hot flushes. Try to keep cool by wearing light, airy clothes.
- Your doctor may monitor your cholesterol level and bone mineral density (BMD) regularly as Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet can alter their levels.
- Do not take Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Letocor Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation.
Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, there is limited information on the use of this medicine in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult with your doctor.
Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Letocor 2.5 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Questions Related to Letocor
This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
Frequently asked questions about Letocor Tablet
Q. Is Letocor a steroid, a hormone, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or cytotoxic?
Letocor is not a steroid, hormone, selective estrogen receptor modulator or cytotoxic drug. Letocor is an aromatase inhibitor.
Q. Can I take Letocor with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, zinc?
Letocor can be taken with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, and zinc. However, please consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does Letocor cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, water retention, high blood pressure, bloating, and acne?
Letocor may cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, bloating, and high blood pressure. Letocor does not cause water retention and acne.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Letocor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Conjugated Estrogens: Conjya
Medicines with composition Fosfestrol: Feofer
Medicines with composition Estrogen: Conjugase, Cornil, Espauz
Medicines with composition Tibolone: Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib, Livial, Tibofem
Medicines with composition Estriol: Evalon
Medicines with composition Estradiol: Lanadiol, Carried, Estova, MyEstra, Evadiol, Estrobuild, Progynon, Endothik, Evatone, Emgra
Medicines with composition Ethinyl Estradiol: E Gen, Choice, Lynoral, Veronica, Cyclenorm E, Secam E, Ethinorm E, Ncnorm E, Evomid, Cyclenorm-E
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