Induz 2.5Mg Capsule

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

Induz capsule is a drug used for the treatment of Breast Cancer in postmenopausal Women. Sometimes, excess Estrogen in the body can stimulate Cancerous Cells to grow in the Breasts. It is commonly used to treat estrogen-dependent Tumors. It belongs to a group of drugs called Aromatase Inhibitors that prevents the conversion of Androgen to Estrogen in women.

It also increases the thickness of the Endometrium and improves Follicular development in the Ovaries. This medication can also induce Ovulation in females if they are unable to do so naturally. Sometimes, this drug can be also prescribed to men with Breast Cancer. It is only prescribed if the biopsy shows Oestrogen Receptors within the cells.

This drug is used to treat the following problem:

Side effects of this drug are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    It needs to be taken for 5 years after the surgery to maintain its effect on the cancer.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The drug therapy requires a minimum of 3-4 months to show any effect on the tumour.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This drug is used in post-menopausal women only. It is contraindicated in pregnant women.

  • Is it habit forming?

    It is not habit-forming.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is unsafe to drink alcohol while undergoing this hormone therapy for increases chances of headaches and nausea.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Drive with caution if you are suffering from any of the side-effects.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There has been no kidney impairment reported due to this hormone therapy.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    It increases the enzyme level in the liver and interferes with the normal functioning of the liver.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, you do not need to take it the next day since the hormone level in your system will be high enough from the previous day.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact emergency services immediately if you overdose. Overdosing will enhance the severity of the side-effects.

This medication belongs to nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme by competitively binding to the theme of the cytochrome P450 subunit of the enzyme, resulting in a reduction of estrogen biosynthesis in all tissues. Thus inhibits the growth of cancer of the breast.

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 Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with other estrogen-containing drugs like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other drugs like ethinylestradiol, tamoxifen, cholera vaccine and eluxadoline.

  • Interaction with Disease


    It is dangerous to be used in patients with existing liver disease. The drug increases the enzyme level in the liver.

  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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