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Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's

Prescription drug
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Composition

LETROZOLE-2.50MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Axiommax Oncology Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called aromatase inhibitors used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause (cessation of menses periods). Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells stimulated by the female sex hormone known as estrogen.
 
Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's contains 'Letrozole' that works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of the estrogen hormone. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth. Hence, by blocking the aromatase enzyme, Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's prevents the growth of cancer cells. Thereby Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's helps in preventing or stopping the growth of spreading the tumours (cancer cells) to other body parts.

You are advised to take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause certain common side-effects such as hypercholesterolemia (increased cholesterol levels), tiredness, weakness, increased sweating, feeling unwell, pain in joints, and hot flushes (feeling of warmth). Do not be reluctant to talk with your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.
 
Avoid taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's

Treatment of Breast cancer

Medicinal Benefits

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called aromatase inhibitors. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause (cessation of periods). Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of estrogens. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth, so by blocking the enzyme Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's prevents the growth of cancer cells. Thereby, Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's helps in slowing down or stopping the growth and/or spreading the tumours to other body parts.

Directions for Use

Take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's with or without food. Swallow Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew or break it. Take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's at the same time every day.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's

  • Hypercholesterolemia (increased cholesterol levels)
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Increased sweating
  • Feeling unwell
  • Pain in joints
  • Hot flushes (feeling of warmth)

Drug Warnings

Do not take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if you are allergic to any of its contents, if you have not yet gone through menopause (still get your periods). Talk to your doctor before taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if you have osteoporosis (thinning of bones), bone fractures, severe liver or kidney disease. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause inflammation in tendons or tendon injury; contact your doctor if you observe any sign of tendon pain or swelling while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's. Avoid taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications before taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's to rule out any side-effects. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may interact with antidepressants (citalopram, escitalopram) and anticancer (tamoxifen). 

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have high cholesterol, osteoporosis (thinning of bone), or liver disease.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CITALOPRAM
  • ESCITALOPRAM
  • TAMOXIFEN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain proper weight.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

  • Include leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, fatty fish, berries, yoghurt, apples, peaches, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, beans, herbs and spices in your diet.

  • Avoid fast food, fried food, processed meats, refined carbs and added sugar.

  • Get optimal sleep; rest well.

Special Advise

  • Your doctor may advise you to regularly measure bone density before, during and after the treatment as Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause bone thinning due to reduction of estrogens in the body.

  • Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's should be taken under strict medical supervision. The doctor will regularly monitor your condition while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Breast cancer: It is a type of cancer that develops in breast cells which are stimulated by the female sex hormone called estrogen. Breast cancer may form in lobules (glands that produce milk), ducts of the breast (the pathway that brings milk from glands to the nipple), and in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within the breast. The tumour cells invade other healthy breast cells and can travel to lymph nodes which are a primary pathway for the cancer cells to move to other parts of the body. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast or tissue thickening which feels different than the normal surrounding tissues, breast pain, redness, swelling, nipple discharge other than breast milk, bloody discharge, unexplained change in shape, size or appearance of the breast, peeling, flaking or scaling of the skin, and a lump or swelling under the arm.  

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Alcohol

Caution

You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's to avoid unpleasant side effects. Alcohol intake, along with Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's, may cause increased drowsiness.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's is pregnancy category D medicine so, should not be taken during pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's should not be taken during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and may harm the nursing baby.

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Driving

Caution

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

It is safe to take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if prescribed. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

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Kidney

Safe if prescribed

It is safe to take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's if prescribed. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this. No dosage adjustment is required for kidney patients with creatinine clearance greater than 10 mL/min.

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Children

Unsafe

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's should not be used by children, as the efficacy and safety have not been established.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

A/303, Atrium -1, Andheri - Kurla Road, Mumbai 400 059 India
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FAQs

Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines used to treat breast cancer in women.
Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's works by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is involved in the production of estrogens. The cancer cells require estrogen for their growth, so by blocking the enzyme Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's prevents the growth of cancer cells. Thereby, Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's helps in slowing down or stopping the growth and/or spreading the tumours to other body parts.
Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's causes dizziness and drowsiness. So, drive only if you are alert and omit driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or drowsy.
High blood pressure could be a side-effect of Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's. Regularly monitor blood pressure levels while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's. Consult your doctor if you regularly notice high blood pressure levels.
Do not stop taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's on your own. You are advised to take Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's.
Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause osteoporosis (bone thinning) due to the reduction of estrogen in the body. Regular bone density tests may help you monitor osteoporosis. Contact your doctor if you observe any sign of tendon pain or swelling while taking Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's.
Letor 2.5 Tablet 14's may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain proper weight.

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