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Linez 2.5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Linez 2.5mg Tablet is used alone or with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It can also be used as the first line treatment of advanced breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other areas of the body.

Linez 2.5mg Tablet is also helpful in the treatment of infertility. It belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, which decreases the amount of estrogen in the body. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include hot flashes, fatigue, increased sweating, and increased level of cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. They may suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, or you had a history of osteoporosis (thinning or wasting of bones).  Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check for vitamin D level or bone density before and thereafter treatment.

Uses of Linez Tablet

Benefits of Linez Tablet

In Breast cancer

Linez 2.5mg Tablet relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipple or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. It works by altering the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.

In Infertility due to anovulation

Linez 2.5mg Tablet helps in normal development of an egg in a woman's ovary (female reproductive organ), and stimulates the release of the egg during a process called ovulation. This helps to treat infertility in women. This increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective.

Side effects of Linez Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Linez

  • Fatigue
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased sweating
  • Hot flashes

How to use Linez Tablet

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. Linez 2.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Linez Tablet works

Linez 2.5mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This decrease in estrogen can slow down or stop the growth of some breast cancers that need estrogen 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Linez 2.5mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Linez 2.5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Linez 2.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Linez 2.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Linez 2.5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Linez 2.5mg 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Linez 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linez 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Linez Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Linez 2.5mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Linez 2.5mg Tablet 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 Linez 2.5mg Tablet 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 Linez 2.5mg Tablet can alter their levels.
  • Do not take Linez 2.5mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Linez with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Breast pain not able to sleep already take test no cancer but pain
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi Rajeshwari. Breast pain can be due to hormonal changes as well. Please visit a gynaecologist in your area for a thorough evaluation.
If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
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FAQs

Q. Why have I been prescribed Linez 2.5mg Tablet?

Linez 2.5mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It is generally prescribed to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have periods, either due to menopause or after surgery or chemotherapy. It is also used to treat infertility caused due to anovulation (during menstrual cycle egg cell from ovaries is not released).

Q. How does Linez 2.5mg Tablet work?

Linez 2.5mg Tablet is also known as an anti-estrogen drug. It is called so because it acts by reducing the production of estrogen in your body by blocking the enzyme aromatase, which is responsible for production of estrogen. Estrogen stimulates the production of certain types of breast cancer in your body. These cancers are called "estrogen-dependent cancers". Reducing the production of estrogen may prevent the cancer from growing.

Q. For how long should I take Linez 2.5mg Tablet?

If the breast tumor is in advanced stage or has spread to other parts of the body, it is recommended that you continue taking Linez 2.5mg Tablet till the tumor shows progression. In cases where Linez 2.5mg Tablet is given after tamoxifen (another anti-estrogen used for breast cancer) or surgery, it should be given for 5 years or until tumor comes back, whichever is first. It can also be given as a sequential treatment; 2 years of Linez 2.5mg Tablet followed by 3 years of tamoxifen.

Q. If I am taking irbesartan to control my blood pressure, can I take Linez 2.5mg Tablet?

Yes, you can take irbesartan and Linez 2.5mg Tablet together. However, be careful and keep a regular check on your blood pressure since Linez 2.5mg Tablet may increase your blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have problems controlling your blood pressure.

Q. Does Linez 2.5mg Tablet affect vision?

Although it is very uncommon but Linez 2.5mg Tablet may cause cataract. So, if you experience blurred vision or eye irritation, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. My friend who is taking Linez 2.5mg Tablet often sweats a lot. Is it because of Linez 2.5mg Tablet?

This could be a sign of hot flushes which is a very common side effect of Linez 2.5mg Tablet. It happens due to decreased estrogen levels. The frequency of hot flushes reduces once your body adjusts to Linez 2.5mg Tablet. However, in some people the flushes and sweats may continue during the treatment and stop a few months after the treatment finishes. You can consult your doctor who will provide you a remedy if it is very bothersome.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Linez 2.5mg Tablet?

The serious side effects do not occur in everyone and very few people experience them. The serious side effects of Linez 2.5mg Tablet include stroke, angina, heart attack, blood clotting, cataract, osteoporosis and severe skin reactions.

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