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How can a person stay on Letrozole? I have been on Femara

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How long can a person stay on Letrozole? I have been on Femara for 10 years and Letrozole for 3 years? I am experiencing hair loss since I stared taking Letrozole.
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 2 years ago.
Please tell me for what indication are you taking letrozol or ocp in the past?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
As you know Letrozole is the generic for Femara. Would taking the brand name Femara make a difference? I am taking Letrozole for Breast Cancer. I have been cancer free for 14 years. I continue to take letrozole as a prevtative for a reoccurance.
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 2 years ago.
Yes generic of femara is latrozole and same.
Some of the side effects of latrozole may occur after long term use which Di not require any medical attention urgently and will pass away spontaneously. Hair loss is such a side effect of letrozole. So I think you wait and observe for few months to see the recovery.If no improve you should consult your health provider.
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