Femistra lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women to slow the growth of certain cancer tumors. It works by inhibiting enzyme aromatase and hereby production of estrogen.
Follow all instructions of your doctor about treatment and dosing schedule. Do not take more of Femistra than it was administered to you. Take once daily. If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip it and return to your regular schedule. Never double dose of Femistra. There is no information about Femistra overdose. If you suspect that you took too much of this medication contact your doctor immediately.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a severe liver disease, history of stroke of blood clot, heart disease, circulation problems, or if you have not yet completed menopause. If you have such conditions you may need adjustment of your dose. Your treatment with Femistra may continue for five years. Femistra may impair your ability to high concentration of attention and thinking or reactions: be especially careful while driving or operating machinery.
The most frequent side effects include sings of allergy (hives, skin rash, facial swelling and difficulty breathing) together with sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance, sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body, a bone fracture, swollen glands, swelling in your hands or feet. Rare and not so serious adverse reactions may include hot flashes, sore throat, weakness, back pain, bone pain, nausea.
Inform your doctor if you take Tamoxifen or estrogen. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over -the-counter medications, herbal products, vitamins and food supplements you use.