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Stimufol Tablet


Uses of Stimufol Tablet

Stimufol Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer and infertility due to anovulation.

Stimufol Tablet side effects

  • Hot flushes
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased cholesterol level in blood

How to use Stimufol 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. Stimufol Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Stimufol Tablet works

Stimufol 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.

Stimufol Tablet related warnings

It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Stimufol Tablet.
Stimufol Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Stimufol 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.
Stimufol Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Stimufol Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Stimufol 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.
Stimufol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stimufol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Stimufol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Stimufol 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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Expert Advice

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Stimufol 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

Questions Related to Stimufol

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.
I had a 1-2 Stage breast cancer and mastectomy was done for left breast in 2011. Earlier I was taking Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg. Now, prescribed Altraz 1mg. Which is better and can I continue with Tamoxifen as Altraz is too costly.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Why this tablet is changed, has your doctor told you about that why he is changing your medicines.
Do you have any questions related to Stimufol Tablet?

User Feedback


Q. What is Stimufol and what is it used for?

Stimufol contains a medicine letrozole, which belongs to the class of medications called aromatase inhibitors. It is used in women who are unable to become pregnant, due to problem with ovulation (release of an egg). It may also be used in the treatment of hormone-dependent breast cancer.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Stimufol?

For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the duration, depends on the medical problem being treated. It may be taken with or without food, but preferably at the same time of each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I forget to take Stimufol?

If you miss the dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost the time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose, instead continue the usual dosing schedule. Do not double your dose, to make up for the one you missed.

Q. After how many days of Stimufol intake should I have sex to get pregnant?

Your doctor may advise regular ultrasound imaging to check for ovulation during and after the treatment with Stimufol. Based on the results of ultrasound imaging, your doctor will advise you about the best possible days.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Stimufol?

The most common side effects of Stimufol, are hot flushes, increased sweating, pain in bones and joints, fatigue, increased level of cholesterol, headache, dizziness and depression (sad mood). Most of them are temporary, however if these symptoms persist consult with your doctor.

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