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Hi, My husband and I are trying to have a baby, and my doctor perscibed Femara 2.5 mg. On the leaflet the the pharmacy provided about the drug, I noticed that Femora is used to treat breast cancer. My question is, should I use this or do ...
by Nicolette in U.S. Virgin Islands, 08/20/2007
Femara (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Femara (Oral) Medication Classification
LETROZOLE (By mouth)
Femara (Oral) Brandname
Femara (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Letrozole (LET-roe-zole) Treats breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.
When To Not Use Femara (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to letrozole.
How Should You Use Femara (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may take this medicine with or without food.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.
Proper Femara (Oral) Storage
Store Femara (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Femara (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Femara (Oral)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Femara (Oral) Warnings
- Although it is unlikely that a postmenopausal woman might become pregnant, you should know that using this medicine while you are pregnant could harm the unborn baby. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have severe liver disease.
Femara (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain
- Cough or trouble breathing
- Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg
- Severe headache, slurred speech, vision changes
- Severe pain in the back of your leg (calf) If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Bone, joint, or back pain
- Hot flashes
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation