Letrozol 2.5mg x 28
Letrozole 2.5mg Tablets contain an active substance called letrozole. It belongs to a group of medicines called aromatase inhibitors. It is a hormonal (or “endocrine”) breast cancer treatment. Growth of breast cancer is frequently stimulated by oestrogens which are female sex hormones. Letrozole reduces the amount of oestrogen by blocking an enzyme (“aromatase”) involved in the production of oestrogens and therefore may block the growth of breast cancer that needs oestrogens to grow. As a consequence tumour cells slow or stop growing and/or spreading to other parts of the body.
Letrozole has also been shown to improve outcome in cycles combining injectable FSH with oral ovulation induction. Recent studies report that the combination of letrozole and FSH enhances follicular recruitment while reducing the amount of FSH needed for optimal stimulation, thus reducing the cost of the cycle. This method has also been useful in patients who previously responded poorly to superovulation treatment protocols.