Femistra 1mg Tablet

Introduction

Femistra 1mg Tablet is used alone or with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It can also be used as the first line treatment of advanced breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other areas of the body.

Femistra 1mg Tablet belong to a class of drug called aromatase inhibitors, which decreases the amount of estrogen in the body. It should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of the medicine include hot flushes, nausea, rashes, joint pain, osteoporosis, and weakness. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are not gone through menopause and still having menstrual periods, or you have a problem with the liver or kidney. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check for vitamin D level or bone density.

Uses of Femistra Tablet

  • Breast cancer

Side effects of Femistra Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Femistra

  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin rash
  • Weakness

How to use Femistra Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Femistra 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Femistra Tablet works

Femistra 1mg Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Femistra 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Femistra 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Femistra 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Femistra 1mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Femistra 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Femistra 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Femistra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Femistra 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Femistra 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Femistra 1mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Femistra Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Femistra 1mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.