Femara®

4.3
Letrozole Pill
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Reviews (47)

    MOST HELPFUL
    March 23, 2017

    I have PCOS, so I was switched to Femara. I've had almost zero side effects while on it. Which for me is amazing since clomid was a horrible experience. So here's hoping that everything goes great & after 8 yrs of ttc, I finally get my dream baby!

    May 25, 2017

    I have Pof.. a terrible diagnosis. I took Lezra ( Femara ) 3 months but didn't work for me. 😔 I didn't feel any side effect.

    Am

    May 11, 2017

    How many rounds did you all have to do before you had success? I'm about to start my first round. I ovulated on Clomid 50mg just never conceived.

    May 11, 2017

    RE started me on Femara after my first cycle was cancelled due to poor response. I was on it for 5 days total, started it 2 days before injections and it helped boost my follicles. I ended up retrieving 15 mature eggs after 8 days on stims.

    April 18, 2017

    I have PCOS and was started on Progesterone first and my body reacted badly to it so i just started my first round of Femara and so far have had no bad side effects besides maybe headaches more then i normally get them. Hoping to have some luck the first go round of it because the more time that goes by the more frustrated we get, which deffinetly doesn't help things.

    March 31, 2017

    Good! Helped boost my fertility without side effects

    March 31, 2017

    Very effective. I had few side effects, and only one egg developed, which was what we were going for. The cycle before we tried Clomid, and I have 6 eggs developing, so we decided to hold off on that cycle. With the Letrozole, it did exactly what we had hoped, and was able to get pregnant that cycle.

    Ti

    March 31, 2017

    Conceived our first child on the first try using this medication

    March 31, 2017

    Extremely effective for those with PCOS

    Ke

    March 31, 2017

    It was effective! It gave me two nature follicles. It also gave me migraines on the days that I took it

    Ka

    March 31, 2017

    It seemed to work. I didn't have any negative side effects.

    March 31, 2017

    It's what worked when Clomid didn't

    March 31, 2017

    I had absolutely no side effects other than ovulating for the 1st time in my life.

    March 31, 2017

    My follicles reacted wonderfully to the dosage of Femara we tried, the first time!

    Re

    March 29, 2017

    I was not ovulating before taking this medication, and it made me ovulate every month.

    March 29, 2017

    It worked great for me. Much better than clomid.

    Am

    March 29, 2017

    I have no negatives on this medication and

    He

    March 29, 2017

    I did not experience any negative side effects from this medication. It was an overall good experience.

    March 29, 2017

    Stimulated ovulation well with much fewer side effects than Clomid.

    March 29, 2017

    It got me to produce two eggs which ended in a singleton. currently 31.5 weeks! I didn't have many side effects that i can remember.

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective

    March 29, 2017

    It was more effective than clomid!

    Ra

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective

    Sa

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective

    Br

    March 27, 2017

    Helped me ovulate early and predictably. Did cause some dizziness, hot flashes

    De

    March 27, 2017

    I didn't have my side effects with this medication but also had no positive results.

    Em

    March 27, 2017

    So far so good!

    March 27, 2017

    Effective. Makes me ovulate

    March 27, 2017

    Clomid and I did not work well together. Femera and I do work well together, but haven't had a pregnancy yet. Ovidril (trigger shot) does the job, and prometrium also does the job.

    March 27, 2017

    Very effective

    Ch

    March 27, 2017

    The medicine did what it was supposed to but I was still unable to become pregnant during the treatment for unknown reasons.

    Je

    March 27, 2017

    It made me ovulate but did not result in pregnancy.

    Sh

    March 27, 2017

    The HCG injections lengthened my luteal phase long enough to allow implantation. Gave me pregnancy symptoms every month.

    Da

    March 27, 2017

    Got pregnant 5th round ended in ectopic. Waited 6months on it again.

    March 27, 2017

    I ovulated well on femara but I have stage 4 endometriosis so that is what kept us from pregnancy overall.

    Kr

    March 27, 2017

    No adverse reactions, just no pregnancy with IUI

    Li

    March 27, 2017

    Very effective

    March 27, 2017

    I didn't have any side effects from this medication. I was finally able to ovulate after 4 years of trying to conceive. No pregnancy yet, but we will be using the same medication next round.

    Ch

    March 27, 2017

    My cycles have been regular (28-32 days) for 5 months straight (this has never happened before in my life, 2 months in a row was a miracle). Although I haven't gotten pregnant yet, I am feeling better overall and I am having less symptoms.

    March 27, 2017

    It works good with making me ovulate, but the side effects are bad. I get constant headaches all day long.

    March 27, 2017

    It made me very sleepy and my body was just very tired the entirety of me taking it.

    kr

    March 27, 2017

    It did help grow my follicles, but it did not result in a pregnancy. I did femera for my iui's.

    March 27, 2017

    It worked! It produced multiple eggs for me but some of them weren't mature enough so I had to take another drug to help them to mature. The side effects were minimal.

    Sa

    March 27, 2017

    I got 2-5 follicles each time on a low dose.

    March 07, 2017

    I took one cycle of femera that lead to a 17cm which became our first son. We are just starting femera again in hopes of conceiving a second time!

    An

    February 11, 2017

    After 3 unsuccessful cycles of ovulation indication and timed intercourse using clomid (the last of which led to a 3cm ovarian cyst) my RE changed me to Femara. I have to say I have tolerated it so much better than the clomid. On clomid, I was felt irritable, had mood swings and was easily tearful. Femara causes a fit of fatigue for me and the occasional hot flash but certainly easier to deal with than the clomid.

    Em

    January 22, 2017

    So far so good.

Important Information
Taken in piull form, letrozole is very similar to clomiphene (clomid) in the way it works. However, letrozole is quickly cleared from the body. It only works for the cycle in which it is taken and is less likely to adversely affect the uterine lining and cervical mucous.
Typical use
IUI
Common Side Effect
Back, leg, or arm pain; breast pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flashes; flushing; increased sweating; indigestion; joint or muscle pain; loss of appetite; mild swelling or fluid retention; nausea; night sweats; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tiredness; vaginal dryness or irritation; vomiting; weakness; weight gain or loss.

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