LETROZOLE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Femara
Phonetic Pronunciation: (LET-tro-zole)
Information last revised May 2010
What does LETROZOLE - ORAL look like?
Femara 2.5 mg Tab
This medication is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. Letrozole is also used to help prevent the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. Letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers. Letrozole is usually not used in women of childbearing age.
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