Letroz 2.5mg Tablet
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Letroz 2.5 MG Description
Letroz Tablet is an anti-cancer medicine containing letrozole as its active ingredient. It is used in treating advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Letroz Tablet is additionally indicated
to be used in anovulatory infertility for induction of ovulation. This medicine should be taken as instructed by your doctor. The dose and frequency will be decided by your doctor. Swallow it with a glass of water with or without water. Never miss any dose or consume it more than what is recommended. Before using Letroz Tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
|You Save||₹21.97 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women, female infertility|
|Side effects||Headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea|
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Uses of Letroz 2.5 MG
- Letroz Tablet is used in postmenopausal women for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
- It is also used for induction of ovulation in female infertility.
Contraindications of Letroz 2.5 MG
- If you are allergic to letrozole or any other ingredients of Letroz Tablet.
- If you still get your periods.
- If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
- If you are breastfeeding.
Side effects of Letroz 2.5 MG
- Hot flushes (Sudden feeling of warmth)
- Increased sweating
- Skin rashes
Precautions and Warnings of Letroz 2.5 MG
Can I take Letroz Tablet during pregnancy?
Letroz Tablet is meant to be used only after menopause. It must not be used during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. You must take proper birth control measures while consuming it, as you may still have the potential to become pregnant during treatment.
Can I take Letroz Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if letrozole passes into breastmilk. Hence, you should not use Letroz Tablet while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Letroz Tablet?
Letroz Tablet may make you dizzy. Thus, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
Can I consume alcohol with Letroz Tablet?
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Letroz Tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are suffering from any liver or kidney diseases.
- You have any disease that affects the strength of your bones.
- You experience tendon pain or swelling while on treatment with Letroz Tablet.
- Your periods have not yet stopped, and you have not yet gone through menopause. Your doctor might ask you to confirm your menopause by performing some blood tests if it cannot be clinically confirmed.
- Letroz Tablet is not recommended for patients below 18 years of age.
Mode of Action of Letroz 2.5 MG
How Does It Work?
Letrozole in Letroz Tablet works by reducing the level of a natural female hormone known as oestrogen that is produced in the body. Eventually, stopping the growth of the cancer cells, which depend on oestrogen for its growth....
Directions for Use of Letroz 2.5 MG
- Letroz Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Letroz 2.5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Letroz Tablet may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (that you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
- Concomitant use of Letroz Tablet along with tamoxifen (used to prevent breast cancer) should be avoided as it may alter its effects.
- Other medicines like phenytoin, clopidogrel should be used with caution along with Letroz Tablet.
Interactions with food items
Letroz Tablet can be taken with or without food.
Storage and disposal of Letroz 2.5 MG
- Store Letroz Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
- Discard unused medicine properly. Do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
Dosage of Letroz 2.5 MG
Seek urgent medical attention in case you have consumed too much of Letroz Tablet.
Missed a Dose
- If you missed any dose of Letroz Tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the use of Letroz Tablet?
A: Letroz Tablet is used in postmenopausal women for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
Q: How to take Letroz Tablet?
A: Letroz Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
Q: Should Letroz Tablet be taken with or without food?
A: Letroz Tablet can be taken with or without food.
Q: How long to take Letroz Tablet?
A: The dose and duration of Letroz Tablet will depend on the response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
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