What is Fempro?
Fempro containing the active ingredient letrozole is considered a non steroidal aromatase inhibitor type of medication. The medication works by preventing aromatase enzyme from converting androstenedione and testosterone into estrogen. It can be used to treat and prevent the return of breast cancer in postmenopausal women by slowing the growth of certain types of breast tumors that require estrogen to grow. The tablets should be used after other medications or treatments such as radiation or surgery have proven to be ineffective.
How is Fempro used?
Fempro is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor, even if you feel well, as some patients may require taking the drug for several years or longer.
Patients using Fempro may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Hot flushes
- Hair loss
- Unusual sweating
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Excessive fatigue
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Mental or mood changes
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Fempro is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.