Letrozole Tablets – Trueova-L belongs to a class of anti-cancer drugs known as aromatase inhibitors, which are used to treat breast cancer in menopausal women (cessation of menses periods). Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells that are stimulated by oestrogen, a female sex hormone.
It contains the drug ‘Letrozole,’ which works by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of oestrogen. Cancer cells require oestrogen to grow. Letrozole Tablets prevents cancer cell growth by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme. As a result, it aids in preventing or slowing the spread of tumours (cancer cells) to other parts of the body.
Uses of Letrozole Tablets
Letrozole Tablet treats breast cancer symptoms such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the breast. It functions by modifying the body’s production of the hormones necessary for breast cancer growth and spread. Additionally, it might affect the growth of cancer directly or through interactions with other hormones.
The tablet also promotes ovulation, or the release of the egg, and aids in the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary (the female reproductive organ). This aids in the treatment of female infertility. This raises the likelihood of a successful pregnancy. To be effective, you must take the medication exactly as directed.
Letrozole Tablets Side Effects
- Hot flashes
- Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
- Increased sweating
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Letrozole Tablets, or if you have not yet experienced menopause, do not take them (still get your periods). If you have osteoporosis (bone thinning), bone fractures, or severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before taking Letrozole Tablet. It may cause tendon inflammation or injury; contact your doctor if you notice any signs of tendon pain or swelling while taking Letrozole Tablet.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take Letrozole Tablet. It can cause drowsiness and dizziness, so only drive if you are awake. Children should not be given the tablet because its safety has not been established. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Letrozole Tablet as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Before taking the medication, inform your doctor about your medical history and medications to rule out any potential side effects.
Dosage and Storage
- You can take Letrozole Tablet with or without your meal but it is better to take it at the same time each day.
- For better results, make sure to take the medicine at the same time each day.
- Keep the medicines away from children as it may harm them severely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Letrozole Tablets cause dizziness?
Letrozole Tablets make you drowsy and queasy. Drive only when you are alert, and refrain from operating machinery or driving if you are feeling lightheaded or sleepy.
What to do if you forget to take Letrozole Tablet?
Take the Letrozole Tablet as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missing one and resume your regular regimen. Don’t increase the dosage.