What is Letrozole used for :
Letrozole is a medication that is used in:
• Adjuvant treatment of women after menopause who have developed early breast cancer that is hormone positive.
• Adjuvant treatment of women after menopause who have developed early breast cancer and were previously receiving adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen.
• First and second line treatment of women after menopause with unknown advanced breast cancer or hormone positive breast cancer.
Do not take Letrozole :
• If you are allergic to Letrozole or any of the ingredients in this medicine. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
• If you have not reached menopause yet.
• If you are pregnant.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
• This medication may affect your bone density. Your doctor may recommend bone density monitoring.
• This medication may increase your total cholesterol. Your doctor may recommend cholesterol monitoring.
• This medication may cause fatigue, drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or use machinery if you are not feeling well.
Possible side effects of Letrozole :
Possible side effects of Letrozole include allergic reaction, hot flashes, joint pain, flushing, weakness, edema, headache, dizziness, elevated cholesterol levels, sweating and bone pain.
Other medicines and Letrozole :
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medications. Tell your doctor if you are taking tamoxifen (breast cancer medication).
How to take Letrozole :
Recommended dose is 2.5 mg orally once daily.
Patients with cirrhosis (advanced liver disease) or severe liver impairment:
Recommended dose is 2.5 mg orally every other day.
• Take tablets with or without meals.
• Take tablet with a full glass of water.
How to store Letrozole :
• Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F)
• Keep out of the reach of children and pets
• Do not use beyond the expiry date mentioned on the box
• Keep medication in its original pack to protect it from moisture
• Do not use damaged pills
• Do not dispose pills in the wastewater or household wast