Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Femara Products

Femara Products are primarily used for

Breast cancer, Infertility due to anovulation

About Femara Products

Uses of Femara Products

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

Femara Products side effects


Side Effects of Femara are Hot flashes, Increased sweating, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Fatigue, Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).

How Femara Products work

Letrozole 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.

Patient Concerns about Femara Products

Frequently asked questions about Femara Products

Frequently asked questions about Letrozole

Q. Why have I been prescribed Femara 2.5mg Tablet?
Femara 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 Femara 2.5mg Tablet work?
Femara 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 Femara 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 Femara 2.5mg Tablet till the tumor shows progression. In cases where Femara 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 Femara 2.5mg Tablet followed by 3 years of tamoxifen.
Q. If I am taking irbesartan to control my blood pressure, can I take Femara 2.5mg Tablet?
Yes, you can take irbesartan and Femara 2.5mg Tablet together. However, be careful and keep a regular check on your blood pressure since Femara 2.5mg Tablet may increase your blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have problems controlling your blood pressure.
Q. Does Femara 2.5mg Tablet affect vision?
Although it is very uncommon but Femara 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 Femara 2.5mg Tablet often sweats a lot. Is it because of Femara 2.5mg Tablet?
This could be a sign of hot flushes which is a very common side effect of Femara 2.5mg Tablet. It happens due to decreased estrogen levels. The frequency of hot flushes reduces once your body adjusts to Femara 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 Femara 2.5mg Tablet?
The serious side effects do not occur in everyone and very few people experience them. The serious side effects of Femara 2.5mg Tablet include stroke, angina, heart attack, blood clotting, cataract, osteoporosis and severe skin reactions.

Products for Femara

Femara 2.5mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Novartis India Ltd
5% off

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