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Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Corona
Medicine composition: Letrozole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet is primarily used to treat 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.

Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet 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. Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet 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.

Stimulet 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 medication can treat the below provided problem:

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Hot Flashes

  • Bone Pain

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Arthralgia

  • Flushing

  • Asthenia

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of effect of this tablet lasts for 2 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action can be observed within 3-6 weeks.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This is not recommended for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    This tablet has no habit forming tendencies.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is recommended to consult before using this medication during breastfeeding.
  • 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 Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This tablet 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. 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

    Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet interacts with other estrogen-containing drugs like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other drugs like ethinylestradiol, tamoxifen, cholera vaccine and eluxadoline.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

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

Ques: Why have I been prescribed Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: This drug is an aromatase inhibitor. It is generally prescribed to treat breast cancer in women. Sometimes, it is also used to treat infertility caused due to an ovulation.

Ques: How does Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet work?

Ans: This drug is also known as an anti-estrogen drug. It is called so because it acts by reducing the production of estrogen in your body by blocking the enzyme aromatase, which is responsible for the production of estrogen.

Ques: For how long should I take Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: It is advised to consult the doctor and consume it as prescribed by your doctor.

Ques: If I am taking irbesartan to control my blood pressure, can I take Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet too?

Ans: Yes, you can take irbesartan and Letrozole together.

Ques: Does Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet affect vision?

Ans: Although it is very uncommon, this drug may cause cataract. So, if you experience blurred vision or eye irritation, consult your doctor immediately.

Ques: What are the serious side effects of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include stroke, angina, heart attack, blood clotting, cataract, osteoporosis and severe skin reactions.

Ques: Does Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet cause bone loss?

Ans: It may cause thinning or wasting of your bones (osteoporosis), which is due to the decrease in estrogen levels in your body. Your doctor may decide to measure your bone density (a way of monitoring for osteoporosis) before, during, and after treatment.
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About Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet ?
FAQs about Stimulet 2.5 MG Tablet