Information about Letrozole

    Letrozole uses

    Letrozole is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

    How letrozole works

    Letrozole lowers the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.

    Common side effects of letrozole

    Hypercholesterolaemia, Hot flushes, Increased sweating, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Fatigue

    Available Medicine for Letrozole

    • ₹146 to ₹1715
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹187
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹86
      Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹388
      Novartis India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹378
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹208
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹60
      Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹60
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹298
      Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹133
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Letrozole

    • 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 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 drug. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor.
    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. However, 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)