Femara

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Femara purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Femara before taking it.

Femara

What is Femara

Primarily treating certain kinds of breast cancer in women past menopause. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Femara is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by reducing the total amount of estrogen produced primarily in the body. This helps to starve cancer cells by depriving them of estrogen.

Important safety information:

  • Femara may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Femara with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Femara may cause dizziness; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase this effect. To prevent dizziness, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness.
  • If you may become pregnant, you must use effective birth control while you take Femara. Women who are going through or have recently gone through menopause may still become pregnant. Talk with your doctor about the use of effective birth control while you take Femara.
  • Lab tests, including bone mineral density or cholesterol levels, may be performed while you use Femara. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Femara with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Femara should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Femara if you are pregnant. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if Femara is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Femara, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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Femara side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Back, leg, or arm pain; breast pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flashes; flushing; increased sweating; indigestion; joint or muscle pain; loss of appetite; mild swelling or fluid retention; nausea; night sweats; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tiredness; vaginal dryness or irritation; vomiting; weakness; weight gain or loss.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions ; calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased or painful urination; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent bone pain; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sudden severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or fainting; swelling of the ankles or feet; unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge; vision or speech changes.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Femara medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    2 .5mg30 $285.00
    2 .5mg90 $325.00Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5mg60 $225.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5mg90 $329.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5mg30 $125.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5mg60 $250.00Canada, India, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    2 .5mg90 $458.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    2 .5mg10 Tablet$0.36
    MOMAZOL tab 2.5 mg x 10's $0.36Khandelwal
    2 .5 mg x 100's $3.60
    Momazol 2.5mg TAB / 100 $3.60
    Momazol Capsule/ Tablet / 2.5mg (10 units) $3.60Khandelwal Laboratories
    Religan 20 mg/500 mg Tablet $0.02Acron Pharmaceuticals
    RELIGAN 20MG/500MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.20Acron Pharmaceuticals
    2 .5mg10 Tablet$3.52
    Shantroz 2.5 mg Tablet $0.35
    2 .5 mg x 10's $3.52
    SHANTROZ tab 2.5 mg x 10's $3.52Shantha Biotech
    Shantroz 2.5mg TAB / 10 $3.52
    2 .5mg14 Tablet$6.83
    Trozet 2.5mg Tablet $0.45Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    TROZET 2.5MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $4.47Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Trozet 2.5 mg Tablet $0.46
    Trozet 2.5mg TAB / 14 $6.43
    TROZET tab 2.5 mg x 14's $6.43Dabur
    2 .5mg10 Tablet$8.10
    Zaronil 2.5 mg Tablet $0.81

    References

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    2. "Letrozole". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    3. "Letrozole". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0100... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    4. "7lkk855w8i: the unique ingredient identifier (unii) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint fda/usp substance registration system (srs).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Dat... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    5. "Letrozole: the nci development therapeutics program (dtp) provides services and resources to the academic and private-sector research communities worldwide to facilitate the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutic agents.". https://dtp.cancer.gov/dtpstandard/... (accessed August 28, 2018).

    Femara - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Femara be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    Who should not take Femara?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Femara. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines or other substances
    • if you have liver problems or high cholesterol
    • if you are still having menstrual periods or have not completely finished menopause
    • if you are taking hormone replacement therapy

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Femara. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Tamoxifen because it may decrease letrozole's effectiveness

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Femara may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Femara?

    Use Femara as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Femara by mouth with or without food.
    • Take Femara on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
    • If you miss a dose of Femara, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Femara.

    Can Femara be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Femara be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Femara, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Femara. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology