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Description

What is Femara used for?

Femara is a drug that is used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women after menopause. It works by blocking the formation of estrogen in the body. It is often given to women who have been taking Tamoxifen (Nolvadex or Soltamox) for 5 years. Femara works differently than Tamoxifen, for it is only effective in post-menopausal women. This medication can be used with Tamoxifen, but only in post-menopausal women who have been on tamoxifen for at least five years.

You can buy Femara online at My Drug Center. We have the Femara generic, called Letrozole, available for purchase as well.

 

How does Femara work?

Femara comes as a tablet and contains the active ingredient Letrozole. It belongs to a class of drug called aromatase inhibitors. The Letrozole dosage in this medication works by inhibiting an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone (an androgen) to estradiol (estrogen). In post-menopausal women, estrogen is produced mainly in the brain, liver, breasts, bones, skin, pancreas, and adipose (fat-storing) cells. Femara is able to block the conversion of testosterone in these so-called peripheral tissues, making it effective for post-menopausal women.

Directions

Before taking Femara or the Letrozole generic, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Femara orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without a meal. Make sure you take this medication at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Letrozole dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. 

Cautions

Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you may have and list all Rx medications, OTC drugs, and any herbal, dietary, or vitamin supplements you are taking that might change how Femara works in your body or cause unwanted side effects. Femara will not prevent you from getting cancer.

Before taking Femara, tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis, osteopenia (low bone mineral density), high cholesterol, or liver disease (especially cirrhosis).

Femara may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. To be sure this medicine is helping your condition, your blood may need to be tested often. Your bone mineral density may also need to be checked.

Side Effects

Some Femara side effects include: 

Hot flashes, warmth or redness in yoru face or chest, headache, dizziness, weakness, bone pain, muscle or joint pain, swelling, weight gain, increased sweating, or increased cholestesrol in your blood

If any side effects of Letrozole become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

What is Femara?

Femara is a medication that is used to treat various types of breast cancer in women after menopause. It also has the ability to help prevent the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers tend to grow at a faster rate, specifically by a hormone called estrogen. This medication decreases the amount of estrogen the body produces and helps to slow or reverse the growth of the breast cancer. This medication comes in the singular dose of 2.5mg, and we have both the brand choice and the generic alternative called Letrozole. At times, doctors even prescribe this medication for ovulation problems. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.

 

How to take Femara?

This medication is usually taken orally once a day, with a large glass of water. It can also be taken with or without food.  In order to keep yourself in a regular routine, it is best to take this medication at the same time every day.

 

When do you ovulate on Femara?

Women, who ovulate, can begin a course of femara on day three or four of their cycles and then ovulate about four to seven days after taking the last five pills.

 

How long does Femara stay in your system?

Femara can stay in your system for about 10 days after you have stopped using this medication.

 

How much does Femara cost?

Medicare lists Femara in Tier 2 of the formulary, meaning it is a non-preferred generic. Tier 2 is usually made up of brand named drugs and the more expensive generics. So while in most cases, there is a generic available, it can still cost a quite a bit in a pharmacy in the United States. However, you can buy this product online for as a much more affordable option. Our starting price at My Drug Center is 84 pills for $105.00. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions at 1-877-385-8998.

 

What are the side effects of Femara?

Some of the most common side effects to Femara are as follows; Hot Flashes, warmth in your face and chest, hair loss, joint/none/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating or night sweats, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, troubles sleeping, drowsiness, weight gain, weakness, fleshing, headaches, constipation, numbness or stiffness in your fingers or hands, or a paint hat spreads into your arm, wrist, forearm or shoulder.