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Anolet 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Letrozole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Anolet 5 MG Tablet is the generic name for Femara. It falls under the class of drugs categorized as aromatase inhibitor. Anolet 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It lowers the amount of estrogen in the body. It also works as an effective remedy against infertility in women. This drug causes super-ovulation by fostering an egg to develop in women who are failing to ovulate on their own. Anolet 5 MG Tablet is also functional in heightening the chances of pregnancy in already ovulating women.

On using Anolet 5 MG Tablet you may face side effects such as pain in your arms, legs and back, breast soreness, cough, severe headache, sweating, hot flashes, diarrhea, reduced appetite, fatigue, vaginal dryness, sudden weight gain or loss, insomnia, swelling. Certain severe reactions may occur such as numbness, vaginal bleeding, severe stomach pain and painful urination; to name a few, in which case it may be necessary to seek medical help. In order to avoid chances of any kind of side effect it is advised that you take preventive measures beforehand. Talk to you doctor if you are:

  • Pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
  • Taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, herbal products or dietary supplements.
  • Allergic to any kind of medicines, foods or substances.
  • suffering from menstrual periods or have not yet reached the stage of complete menopause.
  • Taking any kind of hormone therapies.

The dosage of Anolet 5 MG Tablet will be determined by your physician after taking into consideration your medical history and condition. Usually the adult dose is about 2.5 mg orally once every day in case of breast cancer treatment. In case of a missed dose take it only if it s within 2 hours of the next one. If you are already very near to your next scheduled dose, skip it and follow your daily dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose. In case of drug overdose notify your doctor right away.

Anolet 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Anolet 5 MG Tablet.
In addition to its intended effect, Anolet 5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Bone fracture Major Less Common
Chest pain Major Less Common
Dizziness Major Rare
Headache Major Rare
Increased sweating Major Rare
Back pain Minor Common
Hot flashes Minor Common
Constipation Minor Less Common
Anxiety and nervousness Minor Less Common
Increased thirst Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 days.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 6 weeks.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Anolet 5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
It is advised not to miss any dose. If you missed any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Clopidogrel Major
Anolet 5 MG Tablet may decrease the effect of clopidogrel and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Inform the doctor if you are receiving clopidogrel or any others medicines. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Oxcarbazepine Moderate
Oxcarbazepine may decrease the effect of {[Anolet 5 MG Tablet}} if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
Estrogen-containing preparations may decrease the effect of {[Anolet 5 MG Tablet}} if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Popular Questions & Answers

Which tablet is used for ovulation? Letroz 2.5 or Letrozole 2.5.please suggest the correct one.

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma In Medicine, Fellowship In Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Kolkata
Hi Lybrate User Letroz and letrozole are both same and cause ovulation. For details if how it works get in touch with me.

I am detected with PCOS. For two months my fertility specialist kept me on letrozole and metformin along with acetylcysteine powder. But no ovulation occurred. Now I am on follicular injection and letrozole along with metformin and acetylcysteine powder. What are the chances of my getting pregnant in this cycle?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am detected with PCOS. For two months my fertility specialist kept me on letrozole and metformin along with acetylc...
Please Have patience Add. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam and yoga daily Do perineal and pelvic exercises daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food, rice Take beet root plus carrots juice daily Take Ashokarishta 20 ml twice a day for 6 mths Continue your current treatment also.

Hello dr, I am 28 year old married girl, trying for conceiving, I am suffering from PCOS. Otherwise everything is ok, I face a miscarriage of 45 days in last year, now I am taking letrozole from 8 continues cycle, this month Dr. prescribed me NORMOZ tab twice daily, now days I am feeling body pain, what can cause body pain letrozole regular use or normoz? Is Letrozole is safe for long duration? Thanks in advance.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Dip.Obst.(Ireland), FICOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Hello dr, I am 28 year old married girl, trying for conceiving, I am suffering from PCOS. Otherwise everything is ok,...
Yes, letrozole is safe for upto 6- 10 cycles during a lifetime. None of the medicines you have mentioned cause body pain. You may take a break of a couple of cycles or fast track to the next stage of treatment.

Im using 2.5 mg letrozole from 11 th day estradiol and ecosprin 75 mg and from 14th day progesterone for ovulation induction this is my third cycle im using same tablets. How many cycles I can use letrozole tablet? When evaluation is normal why im not conceiving my husband side also everything normal. My HSG report normal suggest me if any other treatment to get conceive fast.

FICMCH, Diploma In Laproscopic Surgery, Certified in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Im using 2.5 mg letrozole from 11 th day estradiol and ecosprin 75 mg and from 14th day progesterone for ovulation in...
You can take letrozole for 3-6 months as advised by your doctor. Infertility treatments are long, meticulous treatments and may take upto 6 months for conceiving. Patience and keeping calm are important.
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Popular Health Tips

Infertility - 4 Causes Behind It

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Infertility - 4 Causes Behind It

Infertility is a condition wherein a woman does not get pregnant in spite of having unprotected intercourse over a period of a year or even more. An abnormal menstrual cycle that is either too short or too long, irregular or even scanty can be an indication of a lack of ovulation, which in turn, is another factor behind female infertility.

Causes

  1. Ovulation disorders are characterized by either a lack of ovulation or irregular and infrequent ovulation. These are a major cause of infertility. This may be due to defects in the regulation of the reproductive hormones by the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus (brain center responsible for producing some of the most essential hormones required by the body). Malfunctioning of the ovary is another cause in itself. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, premature failure of the ovaries (a condition wherein a woman’s ovaries fail to function properly even before she is 40 years old), hypothalamic dysfunction (a dysfunction of the hypothalamus) and excessive production of prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production among women after childbirth) by the pituitary gland are some of the factors responsible for the occurrence of such a disorder.

  2. Damaged fallopian tubes do not allow the sperms to fuse properly with the egg. They might also prevent the fertilized egg from entering into the uterus. This condition may be caused due to pelvic inflammatory diseases (a group of infections of the reproductive organs in women), an infection in the fallopian tubes or the uterus caused due to various Sexually Transmitted Diseases, any abdominal surgery or surgery of the pelvic region and pelvic tuberculosis.

  3. Endometriosis, wherein the tissue that usually grows in the uterus, starts growing outside it, is another factor responsible for infertility.

  4. Several cervical or uterine disorders, such as tumors, inflammation within the uterus, uterine abnormalities, a cervical narrowing or the inability of the cervix to produce mucous for the sperm to travel to the uterus, are likely to impact fertility by obstructing implantation or enhancing the chances of miscarriage.

Treatments

Fertility drugs can be used to regulate and induce ovulation. But they carry with them certain risks and therefore you should consult your physician prior to consumption. Few examples of these drugs are Clomiphene Citrate, Gonadotropins, Metformin, Letrozole and Bromocriptine.

  1. Surgical procedures can be recommended to correct reproductive abnormalities and restore fertility. A laparoscopic surgery or a tubal ligation reversal surgery (a surgery that unites one’s fallopian tubes again in order to enable the woman to have a baby) can be advised by the doctor.

  2. Reproductive assistance by Intrauterine insemination (a process that involves putting sperms inside a woman’s uterus in order to help her conceive) and Assisted reproductive technology (consisting of IVF and surrogacy).
5202 people found this helpful

IVF Protocol - When You Have Low Ovarian Reserve

MD
IVF Specialist, Delhi
IVF Protocol - When You Have Low Ovarian Reserve

The available eggs in the ovaries at a time are collectively called an ovarian reserve. Low reserve happens when the production of eggs reduces. This affects the chances of pregnancy. The general cause of low reserves can be aging ovaries. In such cases, the ovary may be healthy and functioning even if the reserve is low. Production of eggs lower as a woman ages. A woman starts with 25,000 to 5,00,000 eggs at puberty and ends up with 1000 eggs at menopause.

Causes:
Low reserves are caused by

  1. Production of eggs decreases: Chromosomal abnormalities like Turner syndrome (lack of two X chromosomes) and genetic anomalies like Fragile X can decrease egg production.
  2. Ovarian tissue damage: Rough torsion, endometriosis triggered ovarian cysts, malignant or benign tumours, surgical removal of ovary or any other part of it, chemotherapy or radiation, pelvic adhesions, immunological problems or high BMI (Body Mass Index) can destroy the ovarian tissues.

IVF Protocols:
If a woman has low ovarian reserves, then she will be put on the either of the following protocols:

  1. Short GnRHa Flare: Gonadotrophin releasing-hormone-agonist (GnRHa) like Lupron, Nafarelin, Synarel or Buserelin is administered. This therapy is initiated at the onset of menstruation. The goal of the treatment is to stimulate the release of the follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) which augments the ovarian follicular growth.
  2. Combined Clomiphene or Gonadotrophin/Letrozole Stimulation: Older women are mostly administered this protocol. But it is strongly advised not to, as this protocol can potentially harm the egg or the embryo.
  3. Mid-follicular GnRH-antagonist protocol: Once the GnRHa-agonist protocol is commenced, the GnRH-antagonist is given several days later. Once the follicles reach the size of 12mm, GnRHa antagonists like Ganirelix, Orgalutran, Cetrotide and Cetrorelix are added. These drugs stop the pituitary from secreting the luteinizing hormone (FSH leads to secretion of this hormone).
  4. Long GnRHa Pituitary Down Regulation Protocol: This is the usual approach to deal with low ovarian reserves.
  5. Agonist/Antagonist Conversion Protocol: This protocol inhibits FSH production. This protocol generally yields good results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.
4348 people found this helpful

Female Infertility - 2 Treatment Procedures

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Alwar
Female Infertility - 2 Treatment Procedures

Infertility is a condition wherein a woman does not get pregnant in spite of having unprotected sexual intercourse over a period of a year or even more. An abnormal menstrual cycle that is either too short or too long, irregular or even scanty can be an indication of a lack of ovulation, which in turn, is another factor behind female infertility.

Causes-

  1. Ovulation disorders are characterized by either a lack of ovulation or irregular and infrequent ovulation. These are a major cause of infertility. This may be due to defects in the regulation of the reproductive hormones by the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus (brain center responsible for producing some of the most essential hormones required by the body). Malfunctioning of the ovary is another cause in itself. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, premature failure of the ovaries (a condition wherein a woman’s ovaries fail to function properly even before she is 40 years old), hypothalamic dysfunction (a dysfunction of the hypothalamus) and excessive production of prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production among women after childbirth) by the pituitary gland are some of the factors responsible for the occurrence of such a disorder.

  2. Damaged fallopian tubes do not allow the sperms to fuse properly with the egg. They might also prevent the fertilized egg from entering into the uterus. This condition may be caused due to pelvic inflammatory diseases (a group of infections of the reproductive organs in women), an infection in the fallopian tubes or the uterus caused due to various Sexually Transmitted Diseases, any abdominal surgery or surgery of the pelvic region and pelvic tuberculosis.

  3. Endometriosis, wherein the tissue that usually grows in the uterus, starts growing outside it, is another factor responsible for infertility.

  4. Several cervical or uterine disorders, such as tumors, inflammation within the uterus, uterine abnormalities, a cervical narrowing or the inability of the cervix to produce mucous for the sperm to travel to the uterus, are likely to impact fertility by obstructing implantation or enhancing the chances of miscarriage.

Treatments-

  1. Reproductive assistance by Intrauterine insemination (a process that involves putting sperms inside a woman’s uterus in order to help her conceive) and Assisted reproductive technology consisting of IVF, which is the safest and the best.

  2. Fertility drugs can be used to regulate and induce ovulation. But they carry with them certain risks and therefore you should consult your physician prior to consumption. Few examples of these drugs are Clomiphene Citrate, Gonadotropins, Metformin, Letrozole and Bromocriptine.

  3. Surgical procedures can be recommended to correct reproductive abnormalities and restore fertility. A laparoscopic surgery or a tubal ligation reversal surgery (a surgery that unites one’s fallopian tubes again in order to enable the woman to have a baby) can be advised by the doctor.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

5634 people found this helpful

4 Causes Of Infertility In Females

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, PhD(breast diseases)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
4 Causes Of Infertility In Females

Infertility is a condition wherein a woman does not get pregnant in spite of having unprotected sexual intercourse over a period of a year or even more. An abnormal menstrual cycle that is either too short or too long, irregular or even scanty can be an indication of a lack of ovulation, which in turn, is another factor behind female infertility.

Causes-

  1. Ovulation disorders are characterized by either a lack of ovulation or irregular and infrequent ovulation. These are a major cause of infertility. This may be due to defects in the regulation of the reproductive hormones by the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus (brain center responsible for producing some of the most essential hormones required by the body). Malfunctioning of the ovary is another cause in itself. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, premature failure of the ovaries (a condition wherein a woman’s ovaries fail to function properly even before she is 40 years old), hypothalamic dysfunction (a dysfunction of the hypothalamus) and excessive production of prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production among women after childbirth) by the pituitary gland are some of the factors responsible for the occurrence of such a disorder.

  2. Damaged fallopian tubes do not allow the sperms to fuse properly with the egg. They might also prevent the fertilized egg from entering into the uterus. This condition may be caused due to pelvic inflammatory diseases (a group of infections of the reproductive organs in women), an infection in the fallopian tubes or the uterus caused due to various Sexually Transmitted Diseases, any abdominal surgery or surgery of the pelvic region and pelvic tuberculosis.

  3. Endometriosis, wherein the tissue that usually grows in the uterus, starts growing outside it, is another factor responsible for infertility.

  4. Several cervical or uterine disorders, such as tumors, inflammation within the uterus, uterine abnormalities, a cervical narrowing or the inability of the cervix to produce mucous for the sperm to travel to the uterus, are likely to impact fertility by obstructing implantation or enhancing the chances of miscarriage.

Treatments-

  1. Fertility drugs can be used to regulate and induce ovulation. But they carry with them certain risks and therefore you should consult your physician prior to consumption. Few examples of these drugs are Clomiphene Citrate, Gonadotropins, Metformin, Letrozole and Bromocriptine.

  2. Surgical procedures can be recommended to correct reproductive abnormalities and restore fertility. A laparoscopic surgery or a tubal ligation reversal surgery (a surgery that unites one’s fallopian tubes again in order to enable the woman to have a baby) can be advised by the doctor.

  3. Reproductive assistance by Intrauterine insemination (a process that involves putting sperms inside a woman’s uterus in order to help her conceive) and Assisted reproductive technology (consisting of IVF and surrogacy). Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
5088 people found this helpful

IVF Protocols For Low Ovarian Reserve / Poor Egg Quality!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Delhi
IVF Protocols For Low Ovarian Reserve / Poor Egg Quality!

The available eggs in the ovaries at a time are collectively called an ovarian reserve. Low reserve happens when the production of eggs reduces. This affects the chances of pregnancy. The general cause of low reserves can be aging ovaries. In such cases, the ovary may be healthy and functioning even if the reserve is low. Production of eggs lower as a woman ages. A woman starts with 250,00 to 500,000 eggs at puberty and ends up with 1000 eggs at menopause.

Causes:
Low reserves are caused by

  1. Production of eggs decreases: Chromosomal abnormalities like Turner syndrome (lack of two X chromosomes) and genetic anomalies like Fragile X can decrease egg production.
  2. Ovarian tissue damage: Rough torsion, endometriosis triggered ovarian cysts, malignant or benign tumours, surgical removal of ovary or any other part of it, chemotherapy or radiation, pelvic adhesions, immunological problems or high BMI (Body Mass Index) can destroy the ovarian tissues.

IVF Protocols:
If a woman has low ovarian reserves, then she will be put on the either of the following protocols:

  1. Short GnRHa Flare: Gonadotrophin releasing-hormone-agonist (GnRHa) like Lupron, Nafarelin, Synarel or Buserelin is administered. This therapy is initiated at the onset of menstruation. The goal of the treatment is to stimulate the release of the follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) which augments the ovarian follicular growth.
  2. Combined Clomiphene or Gonadotrophin/Letrozole Stimulation: Older women are mostly administered this protocol. But it is strongly advised not to, as this protocol can potentially harm the egg or the embryo.
  3. Mid-follicular GnRH-antagonist protocol: Once the GnRHa-agonist protocol is commenced, the GnRH-antagonist is given several days later. Once the follicles reach the size of 12mm, GnRHa antagonists like Ganirelix, Orgalutran, Cetrotide and Cetrorelix are added. These drugs stop the pituitary from secreting the luteinizing hormone (FSH leads to secretion of this hormone).
  4. Long GnRHa Pituitary Down Regulation Protocol: This is the usual approach to deal with low ovarian reserves.
  5. Agonist/Antagonist Conversion Protocol: This protocol inhibits FSH production. This protocol generally yields good results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4726 people found this helpful

Table of Content

About Anolet 5 MG Tablet
When is Anolet 5 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Anolet 5 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Anolet 5 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Anolet 5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Anolet 5 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Anolet 5 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Anolet 5 MG Tablet?