Letrohope 2.5 Tablet
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Letrohope 2.5 Tablet

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Introduction

Letrohope 2.5 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.

Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is also helpful in the treatment of infertility. It belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, which decreases the amount of estrogen in the body. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time 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 this medicine include hot flashes, fatigue, increased sweating, and increased level of cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. They may suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, or you had a history of osteoporosis (thinning or wasting of bones).  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 before and thereafter treatment.

Uses of Letrohope Tablet

  • Breast cancer
  • Infertility due to anovulation

Side effects of Letrohope 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 Letrohope

  • Fatigue
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased sweating
  • Hot flashes

How to use Letrohope 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. Letrohope 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Letrohope Tablet works

Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen (natural female hormone) produced in the body. This decrease in estrogen can slow down or stop the growth of some breast cancers that need estrogen to grow. In addition, it is also useful in infertility whereby it increases the release of certain hormones to stimulate the release of eggs from the ovaries.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Letrohope 2.5 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Letrohope 2.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Letrohope 2.5 Tablet is recommended.
However, there is limited information on the use of this medicine in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult with your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Letrohope 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Letrohope 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Letrohope Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Letrohope 2.5 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.