Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body.Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women who have been taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox) for 5 years.Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Important information about Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg
Before taking Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg , tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg . Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.Use Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
There may be other drugs that can affect Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg . Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you think you have used too much medicine, or if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or is especially bothersome.
Before using Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to letrozole, or if you have not gone completely through menopause. Before taking Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg , tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. FDA pregnancy category D: This medication can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication.It is not known whether Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg passes into breast milk. Do not take Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg ?
Take Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg is usually taken once a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg can be taken with or without food.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, you will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your bone mineral density may also need to be checked. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.An overdose of Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg ?
Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Side effects of Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg
Stop using Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Less serious Generic Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg side effects may include:
hot flashes, warmth or redness in your face or chest;headache, muscle or joint pain;night sweats;weight gain;fatigue, feeling weak;nausea; orswelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking letrozole:
-chills, fever, or flu-like symptoms
-shortness of breath
-swelling of the feet or lower legs
-Continuing or severe nervousness
-dizziness or lightheadedness
-pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
-severe and sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
-severe, sudden headache
-sudden loss of coordination
-sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
Incidence not known:
-Black, tarry stools
-burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
-dilated neck veins
-increased need to urinate
-painful or difficult urination
-passing urine more often
-sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
-unusual bleeding or bruising
-unusual tiredness or weakness
-white or brownish vaginal discharge
Some side effects of letrozole may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
-hot flashes (sudden sweating and feeling of warmth)
-loss of appetite or weight loss
-skin rash or itching
-spinning or whirling sensation causing loss of balance
-stomach pain or upset
Incidence not known:
-Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste and thirst
-change in taste
-dryness of the skin
-hives or welts
-red, sore eyes
-redness of the skin
-swelling or inflammation of the mouth