What is Letroz 2.5mg?
Letroz 2.5mg helps treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It may be used alone or with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation. It can also be used in patients with advanced breast cancer to stop the tumor from spreading to other parts of the body.
Letroz 2.5mg is also helpful in the treatment of infertility. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at about the same time to get the most benefit. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed.
This medicine’s most common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, increased sweating, and increased level of cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. Your doctor may suggest ways to prevent or reduce these.
Benefits Letroz 2.5mg
How to use Letroz 2.5mg ?
Take this medication in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Letroz 2.5mg may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How to work Letroz 2.5mg ?
Letroz 2.5mg is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This decrease in estrogen can slow down or stop the growth of some breast cancers that need estrogen to grow. In addition, it is also useful in infertility whereby it increases the release of certain hormones to stimulate the release of eggs from the ovaries.
What if you forget to take Letroz 2.5mg?
If you miss a dose of Letroz 2.5mg, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Side effect :
Loss of appetite
Nausea or Vomiting
Increased blood pressure
1. Why have I been prescribed Letroz 2.5mg?
Letroz Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It is generally prescribed to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have periods, either due to menopause or after surgery or chemotherapy. It is also used to treat infertility caused due to anovulation (during the menstrual cycle egg cell from the ovaries is not released).
2. How does Letroz 2.5mg work?
Letroz Tablet is also known as an anti-estrogen drug. It is called so because it acts by reducing the production of estrogen in your body by blocking the enzyme aromatase, which is responsible for the production of estrogen. Estrogen stimulates the production of certain types of breast cancer in your body. These cancers are called “estrogen-dependent cancers”. Reducing the production of estrogen may prevent cancer from growing.