Letrozole belongs to a group of medicines called Aromatase Inhibitors. It is used in a hormonal (or 'endocrine') breast cancer treatment. Oestrogen leads to the growth of breast cancer. Letrozole blocks an enzyme ('aromatase') involved in the production of oestrogens (female sex hormones). Thus helps in curing breast cancer....
Q: Is Letrozole safe for consumption?
A: Yes, the medicine is sold worldwide for treating the after-effects of breast cancer, which happens to be receptor-positive, and there is a known receptor status in women who have already been through menopause. It can also be used in ovulation induction and for termination of pregnancy.
Q: Is it advisable to give Letrozole to patients undergoing gynecomastia?
A: Yes, but only if it is administered in the early stages, the medicine’s effectiveness decreases as the stage of gynecomastia progresses.
Q: What are the other uses for Letrozole?
A: The medicine is multifaceted, with it finding uses in terminating a pregnancy, inducing ovulation as well as in treating gynecomastia.
Q: How long does it take for its onset effects to be noticeable?
A: The medicine’s onset effects start nearly 2-6 weeks after administration. Its general effects can last for two days.