LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)


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I have recently turned forty years old and have never had children. My husband and I had an unsuccessful pregnancy in February of 2006, and have had some complications due to a botched D&C. I subsequntly had to have a second D&C (vacuum) in MA...
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LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

LETROZOLE (By mouth)

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Femara

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Letrozole (LET-roe-zole) Treats breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

When To Not Use LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to letrozole.

How Should You Use LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • 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 LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) 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.

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) 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
  • Tiredness

LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.0****

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

*****

Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

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LETROZOLE (Oral) (Tablet)
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Roni, Roni - 01/14/2014

What is going on with that radiation dooctr? How can a pain management team not return calls?Painkillers ordinarily address inflammation and nerves as sources of pain. When the pain comes from the bone, it seems like nothing works unless, as you say, it also suppresses some cognitive function because it is reducing consciousness in some way. If one cannot be conscious, then pain's experience is suppressed.I have never known the type of pain you describe, but when I was in the worst pain of my life and in a hospital, and I rang the bell for the nurse and no one came and I called out for help and no one answered, I was desolate. I still remember what that felt like. I don't think it should be okay for professionals to not answer even if or when their options are few. Even when care is merely palliative (and you are not there yet because you still have therapy underway), there is the human being to treat. We are not diseases. We are people. And part of pain management (at least in theory) seems to be support of the mental and emotional condition of the patient.It makes me furious to think of you being so brave and being let down. I'm sure you gave them the what for, but that's not right. I hope the radiation and new treatment protocol works.