Femara is used for primarily treating certain kinds of breast cancer in females past menopause. Femara is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the total level of estrogen produced primarily in your body. This helps to starve cancer cells by depriving them of estrogen.
Use Femara as directed by your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have regarding how to utilize Femara.
Store Femara at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light-weight. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Femara out of the reach of kids and far from pets.
Active Ingredient: Letrozole.
All medicines could cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check together with your doctor if these most frequent unwanted side effects persist or become bothersome:
Back, leg, or arm pain; breast pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flashes; flushing; increased sweating; indigestion; joint or muscle pain; lack of appetite; mild swelling or fluid retention; nausea; night sweats; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tiredness; vaginal dryness or irritation; vomiting; weakness; putting on weight or loss.
Seek medical assistance without delay if these severe unwanted side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased or painful urination; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent bone pain; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sudden severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or fainting; swelling from the ankles or feet; unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge; vision or speech changes.
This is not a complete report on all unwanted side effects that could occur. If you've got questions about unwanted effects, contact your medical provider.
Do NOT use Femara if:
Contact a medical expert or physician right away if these apply to you.
Some medical ailments may connect to Femara. Tell your doctor or pharmacist for those who have any medical ailments, in particular when any in the following affect you:
Some medicines may talk with Femara. Tell your health care provider if you're taking any other medicines, especially any in the following:
This might not be a complete set of all interactions that could occur. Ask your doctor if Femara may communicate with other medicines that you just take. Check with your doctor before starting, stop, or customize the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days