Letrozole tablets is medication that is used for the treatment of hormonal types of breast cancer in women after menopause, as well as helping to prevent any relapse by acting as an antineoplastic which aims to inhibit the development of tumours. This is done by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes, and so helping to slow down and eliminate the growth of the cancer.
Its active ingredient is letrozole, which can also be used to help with ovarian stimulation.
Even with its many benefits, letrozole can also cause thinning or wasting of bones, because of the reduction of estrogen in your body, however precautions can be taken beforehand and during your treatment to monitor this.
Finally, for a full treatment it may be necessary to take the tablet everyday for a prolonged period of time, ranging from anything from months to years. This will always be determined by the doctor.
As with all pharmaceuticals some unwanted effects can occur from the use of letrozole. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use. Common side effects include, but may not be limited to: dizziness, dry skin, fatigue, headache, hot flushes, hair loss, increased sweating, muscle pain, pain in bones and joints, vaginal bleeding. Seek medical attention if the following develop: chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, mouth ulcers due to infection, rapid heart rate, severe fever, chills, severe persistent blurred vision, sudden chest pain, swelling of the face and throat, yellow skin and eyes.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.