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How and Where to Buy Femara Online?
You can buy Femara online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.
Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Femara?
Femara is a cancer medication
that comes from Turkey and Canada manufactured by Novartis. The active ingredient in Femara is letrozole. The generic form of this medication is letrozole and it is available from Canada by Marcan and India by different manufacturers.
What Dosages and Forms is Femara available in?
The brand and generic Femara is available as tablets in the dosage form 2.5 mg in blister packs containing 30 tablets.
What is Femara used for?
Femara is used for the adjuvant treatment (treatment following breast surgery) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive invasive early breast cancer. It is also used as the extended adjuvant treatment of hormone receptor positive invasive early breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have received approximately 5 years of standard adjuvant tamoxifen therapy. It is a first-line therapy in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer and is also used as a hormonal treatment of advanced metastatic breast cancer after relapse or progression in women with natural or artificially induced postmenopausal endocrine status who have been previously treated with antiestrogens. Estrogen is a normally occurring female sex hormone that stimulates the breast tissue and growth of some types of breast cancer. Femara is an aromatase inhibitor which acts by binding to the aromatase, a substance required for making estrogen. As a result, the production of estrogen and the growth of breast cancer is reduced.
What Are The Possible Side Effects of Femara?
Some of the common side effects of Femara include increased level of cholesterol, hot flushes, increased sweating, night sweats, fatigue, weakness, pain in bones and joints, headache, rashes, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, increase or loss of appetite, increased blood sugar, urinary incontinence, pain in muscles, bone loss, bone fractures, depression, increased weight, anxiety, insomnia, hair loss, vaginal bleeding, dry skin, raised blood pressure, and abdominal pain. Some serious side effects of this medication include tightness or heaviness in chest, numbness or weakness in arm or leg or any part of the body, difficulty breathing, swelling of hands, feet, ankles or arms, severe fever, blurred vision, yellow skin, and eyes. These are not all the possible side effects of Femara. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Femara?
Femara reduces blood estrogen levels which may cause a reduction in bone mineral density and a potential increase in bone loss (osteoporosis) and/or bone fractures.
The use of aromatase inhibitors, including Femara, may increase the risk of cardiovascular events compared to tamoxifen, such as heart attacks and stroke. Women at risk of heart disease should be carefully monitored by their doctor.
You should not use Femara if you may become pregnant, are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. There is a potential risk of harm to you and the fetus, including the risk of fetal malformations. If you have the potential to become pregnant (this includes women who are perimenopausal or who recently became postmenopausal), you should discuss with your doctor about the need for effective contraception.
Some patients might experience dizziness, sleepiness or visual disorders while taking Femara. If this happens, you should not drive or operate machinery until you feel normal again.
Do not use Femara if you:
• Are allergic to letrozole or any other ingredients in Femara
• Still, have menstrual periods
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Femara should not be used in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Before taking Femara, inform your doctor if you:
• Have a serious kidney or liver disease
• Are taking hormone replacement therapy
• Are taking any other medication to treat your cancer
• Have a personal or family history of osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with low bone density or have a recent history of fractures
• Have a personal history of high blood cholesterol or lipid levels
• Have or had heart disease including heart attack, stroke, or uncontrolled blood pressure
• Have an intolerance to milk sugar
• Have pain in bones, or joints or muscles
It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Some medications that can interact with Femara include:
• Methadone, Levomethadone, Nintedanib
• Tamoxifen (used to treat breast cancer)
• Other anti-estrogens or estrogen-containing therapies
These substances may reduce the action of Femara.
Femara Storage and Safety Information
Femara medication should be stored at a room temperature between 15°C to 30°C, in a dry place, protected from moisture. It should be kept out of the reach and sight of children and pets.
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