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    Letoval Information

    Letoval is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Breast Cancer.

    The right dosage of Letoval depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Letoval include Hot Flashes, Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint). Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Letoval as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Letoval normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Letoval's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Letoval's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Letoval can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Letoval in conditions like Liver Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Letoval are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Letoval may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Letoval is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Letoval Benefits & Uses

    Letoval is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Letoval Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult(Female)
    • Disease: Breast Cancer
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Breast Cancer
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Letoval Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Letoval safe for pregnant women?


      Letoval should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Letoval safe during breastfeeding?


      Letoval may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Letoval on the Kidneys?


      Letoval may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Letoval on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Letoval. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Letoval on the Heart?


      There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Letoval. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate


    Severe Interaction of Letoval with Other Drugs

    Letoval should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Letoval Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Letoval unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Letoval

    • Is this Letoval habit forming or addictive?


      Letoval does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Letoval. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Letoval is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Letoval in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Letoval Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Letoval


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Letoval, due to a lack of research on this.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Letoval


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Letoval and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Letoval

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Letoval cause hair loss?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Letoval does not cause hair loss but it might cause hair thinning because it affects the estrogen levels in the body which is presumed to play a protective role against hair loss. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Letoval?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Letoval is a brand name of letrozole and it comes in the form of a tablet. It belongs to the class of drugs known as an aromatase inhibitor. It is a prescription drug which is used for the treatment of breast cancer. It is also used off-label for the treatment of anovulation (female infertility).

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Letoval and tamoxifen be taken together?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes Letoval can be taken along with tamoxifen at the same time because tamoxifen decreases levels of letrozole by unknown mechanism. Hence taking Letoval with tamoxifen at the same time should be avoided.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Letoval cause acne?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    No, Letoval does not cause acne. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug till now. If you are experiencing acne after taking this drug then it might be due to some other medical condition and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Letoval contain hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin)?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Letoval does not contain HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) but it can stimulate the release of HCG in the body. Letoval contains letrozole which is used for the treatment of female infertility and breast cancer. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 758

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 314-315

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Femara (letrozole)



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