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Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Letrozole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is primarily used to treat treatment of breast cancer in Post-Menopausal Women. Sometimes, excess Estrogen in the body can stimulate Cancerous Cells to grow in the Breast. It is commonly used to treat estrogen-dependent Tumors.

The active constituent of this medicine, Letrozole, belongs to a group of drugs called Aromatase Inhibitors that prevents the conversion of Androgen to Estrogen in women. In Menopausal Women, the Ovaries do not produce Estrogen. Instead, the Body Fat, using a Protein called Aromatase, produce it. Letrozole inhibits the production of Estrogen and thus prevents the growth of a Tumor.

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 medicine causes super-ovulation by fostering an egg to develop in women who are failing to ovulate on their own. It is also functional in heightening the chances of pregnancy in already ovulating women.

Before consuming the tablet, talk to your doctor if you are:

  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding 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.

Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet helps to reduce chances of Cancer returning to the same breast or metastasize. It can be taken as a tablet, once a day for 5 days, with or without food.

The dosage of the medication will be determined by the physician after taking into consideration your medical history and condition. In case of a missed dose take it within 2 hours. If you are already 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.

The medication is helpful in treating the given problem:

We have provided you the list of possible side effects of this medicine:

  • Hot Flashes

  • Bone Pain

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Arthralgia

  • Flushing

  • Asthenia

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • 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 used in post-menopausal women only. It is contraindicated in 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.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    It is advised not to miss any dose. If you missed any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

The medication belongs to nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme by competitively binding to the heme of the cytochrome P450 subunit of the enzyme, resulting in a reduction of estrogen biosynthesis in all tissues.

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 medication interacts with other estrogen-containing drugs like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other drugs like ethinylestradiol, tamoxifen, cholera vaccine, eluxadoline, Clopidogrel, Oxcarbazepine, and Ethinyl Estradiol.
  • Interaction with Disease

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

Ques: what is letoval 2 5 mg tablet?

Ans: Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is a medication which has Letrozole as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by decreasing the amount of estrogen and stopping the growth of breast cancer. Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is used to treat conditions such as Breast cancer.

Ques: what is letoval 2 5 mg tablet used for?

Ans: Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Breast cancer. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: what are the side effects of letoval 2.5 mg tablet?

Ans: Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet which are as follows: Bone fracture, Chest pain, Dizziness, Headache, Increased sweating, Back pain, Hot flashes, Constipation, Anxiety and nervousness, and Increased thirst. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: Can Letoval Tablet be used for advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women and cancer spreading to other parts of the body?

Ans: Yes, Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet is primarily used for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women and cancer spreading to other parts of the body. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid the undesirable effect.

Ques: How long do I need to use letoval 2 5 mg tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In Most of the cases the average time taken by the medication to reach its peak effect is 2 to 6 weeks before noticing improvement in the condition. But the same experience is not mandatory to everyone and so, it is not a recommended time period for this medicine's action. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to consume the medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use letoval 2 5 mg tablet ?

Ans: This medication is generally consumed once in 2 day as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact is around 48 hours but it is not the standard frequency for using this medication, It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use letoval 2 5 mg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to consume orally and the salts involved in the medication react properly if it is taken after the food, in order to reduce acidity and heartburn and taking it empty stomach may cause stomach upset as well. Please consult the doctor before use.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of letoval 2 5 mg tablet?

Ans: The medication contains salts which are suitable to store at room temperature as keeping the medication above or below can cause inadequate effect. Keep the medication away from the reach of children and it is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet ?
FAQs about Letoval 2.5 MG Tablet