What is Fempro (Letrozole) used for?
Fempro (Letrozole) is an oral medication prescribed to treat postmenopausal women who have localized human receptor positive breast cancer. The medication reduces oestrogen levels to inhibit the growth of tumours that rely on the hormone oestrogen for growth. This can allow other procedures to be performed to remove or eliminate the tumours. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Fempro (Letrozole)?
Fempro (Letrozole) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Fempro (Letrozole)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Fempro (Letrozole) such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as severe rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Fempro (Letrozole) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, pre-menopausal, undergoing treatment for localised breast cancer, or who have severely decreased liver function. Also disclose if you have osteoporosis or severely decreased kidney function as these conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Fempro (Letrozole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Fempro (Letrozole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.