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Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg

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Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg is approved for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early stage breast cancer. Femara is a form of hormone therapy known as an aromatase inhibitor, which works by reducing the amount of estrogen produced in the bodies of postmenopausal women. While tamoxifen prevents estrogen from being used as fuel to help the cancer grow, Femara seeks to prevent cancer cells from developing by starving them of estrogen, thus denying them the chance to grow or spread.

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Femara (Letrozole) 2.5mg Tablets:

Femara Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, they can sometimes cause side effects. Any side effects are usually mild or moderate and may wear off after a few day's treatment. However, if they are severe or last for more than a few days, tell your doctor.

Stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor or go to the emergency department at your nearest hospital IMMEDIATELY if you get any of the following symptoms:

  • Heavy or tight chest or pain in the chest, spreading to your arms or shoulders, neck, teeth or jaw, abdomen or back

  • Coughing blood

  • Unusual pains or swelling of your arms or legs

  • Sudden shortness of breath, difficulty in speaking or breathing

  • Fainting

  • Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg or any part of your body

  • Loss of co-ordination

  • Vision changes

  • Sudden severe headache

  • Severe rash or redness, which might include blistering and peeling and be accompanied by fever

  • Itching, swollen throat, face, eyelids or lips, difficulty breathing.

The side effects listed below have also been reported:


The most common side effects experienced by more than 10% of people are:

  • Hot flushes

  • Pains in the joints (arthralgia).


Up to 1 in 10 people have experienced:

  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite

  • Feeling or being sick, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea

  • Weight gain

  • Raised cholesterol levels

  • Depression

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Hair loss

  • Increased sweating

  • Skin rash

  • Muscle pain

  • Bone problems (pain, bone thinning (osteoporosis), fractures)

  • Feeling tired

  • Swelling in the legs or feet due to fluid retention.


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