Without a Prescription
Letrozole blocks the formation of the hormone estrogen. Some types of Breast Cancer need estrogen, and letrozole stops tumor growth by decreasing estrogen levels. Letrozole is for the treatment of Breast Cancer in postmenopausal women only. Generic letrozole tablets are not yet available.
The patients need to know if you have any of these conditions: liver disease; osteoporosis; an unusual or allergic reaction to letrozole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; pregnant or trying to get pregnant; breast-feeding The drugs that may interact with letrozole are : androstenedione; any medicine containing estrogens; DHEA. Inform your doctor about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products and whether you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works.
The common side effects of Letrozole found are: difficulty in breathing;chest pain; leg pain or swelling; skin rash. Side effects that usually do not require medical attention are: back or bone pain; cough, or throat infection; diarrhea or constipation; dizziness; headache; hair loss; hot flashes; loss of appetite; nausea, vomiting; stomach pain or upset stomach; sweating; weakness or tiredness; weight gain. Do not treat yourself for diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or other side effects.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Take Letrozole tablets by mouth at the same time each day. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiry date.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Letrozole may also be known as: