Appearance:White or off-white crystalline powder
This medication is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer) in women after menopause. Letrozole is also used to help prevent the cancer from returning. Some breast cancers are made to grow faster by a natural hormone called estrogen. Letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.
1. Letrozole is a powerful Aromatase Inhibitor that was developed to fight breast cancer.
2. For athletes and bodybuilders, it is a drug used to combat the estrogenic side effects of anabolic steroids water-retention, acne and gynocomastia.
3. It will also raise testosterone levels because of the lowered estrogen in the body.
4. Femara(generic name is letrozole) is a new drug developed for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in women.
5. Femara is the second in a new class of third-generation selective oral aromatase inhibitors.
6. It acts by blocking the enzyme aromatase, subsequently blocking the production of estrogen.