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Femara and Insomnia - Generic Aredia

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  • Femara and Insomnia
    In previous clinical studies, up to 7 percent of people taking Femara reported insomnia. This eMedTV Web page discusses some of the things that you can try if you're taking Femara and insomnia becomes a problem, such as napping no later than 3 p.m.
  • Femara and Pregnancy
    Femara has shown clear evidence of risk to the fetus in previous animal studies. This eMedTV resource further discusses Femara and pregnancy, explaining what to do if you become pregnant (or would like to become pregnant) while taking the drug.
  • Femara and Weight Gain
    Up to 11 percent of people who take Femara experience weight gain. This portion of the eMedTV archives lists some things you can try if you're on Femara and weight gain occurs (such as limiting your alcohol intake and eating heart-healthy foods).
  • Femara Dangers
    If you have osteoporosis or haven't gone through menopause, it may not be safe for you to take Femara. This eMedTV Web resource takes a closer look at some potential dangers of Femara, such as side effects, drug interactions, and allergic reactions.
  • Femara Dosage
    This eMedTV article lists factors that can affect Femara dosing (such as the severity of the breast cancer) and some general tips on taking the drug. For most postmenopausal women, the recommended Femara dosage is 2.5 mg, taken once daily.
  • Femara Drug Class
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, Femara belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. This article takes a closer look at this classification and offers a brief introduction to how Femara works.
  • Femara Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web selection provides some basic information on Femara, a medication used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This resource also discusses how this prescription medicine works and why it may not be safe for some people.
  • Femara Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you take estrogens (among other forms of hormone replacement therapy) or birth control pills along with Femara, drug interactions can potentially occur. Drug interactions with Femara may make Femara less effective.
  • Femara for Breast Cancer
    The prescription drug Femara is used for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This selection from the eMedTV site describes the different types of breast cancer this medicine can treat and how it works, and links to more information on this product.
  • Femara for Infertility
    Women who are having trouble conceiving may be prescribed Femara in an "off-label" fashion. This eMedTV article explains when doctors may recommend treating infertility with Femara and the advantages the product may have over other infertility drugs.
  • Femara Indications
    This eMedTV page describes situations in which the use of Femara is indicated, such as postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. This segment also briefly explains how this drug works and links to more information on this topic.
  • Femara Oral
    As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, oral Femara tablets may help slow down the growth of breast cancer. This page further discusses how this prescription drug works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
  • Femara Overdose
    The exact effects of a Femara overdose are unknown. This eMedTV resource lists factors that could effect Femara overdose effects (such as how much of the drug is taken) and discusses how an overdose on Femara may be treated.
  • Femara Pills
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Femara pills are taken by mouth once a day for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. This page also offers helpful tips on ensuring the effectiveness of this drug and includes a link to more information on it.
  • Femara Risks
    This segment of the eMedTV library describes a few of the Femara risks you should be aware of before beginning treatment. This includes possibly serious side effects and situations in which this drug may need to be avoided.
  • Femara Safety
    Hot flashes, osteoporosis, and other problems may occur while taking Femara. This eMedTV Web resource discusses how to ensure your safety with this breast cancer drug, with information on who may not be able to take it, possible side effects, and more.
  • Femara Side Effects
    Some common Femara side effects include nausea, dizziness, and weight gain. This eMedTV article lists other common side effects of Femara, as well as some serious side effects to report to your doctor (like chest pain or difficulty breathing).
  • Femara Strengths
    As this eMedTV page explains, Femara comes in only one strength, but that doesn't mean that everyone should take the same dosage. This article explains why this is the case and provides a link to more information about dosing with Femara.
  • Femara Uses
    This eMedTV resource explains that while Femara is used mainly to treat certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, there are also several off-label Femara uses (such as treating excess estrogen in men).
  • Femara Warnings and Precautions
    Femara can cause osteoporosis in some people. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides other Femara warnings and precautions, such as potential drug interactions and the safety of taking Femara while nursing or pregnant.
  • Femera
    Femara is licensed to treat specific forms of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides a brief overview of the drug and includes a link to more detailed information. Femera is a common misspelling of Femara.
  • Femera vs. Clomid
    This eMedTV page offers a brief comparison of Femara vs. Clomid as infertility treatments. This article discusses the effectiveness of both drugs and provides a link to more information. Femera vs. Clomid is a common misspelling of Femara vs. Clomid.
  • Femora
    Femara may be prescribed to postmenopausal women with certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV article covers Femara side effects, precautions, and warnings -- and links to more detailed information. Femora is a common misspelling of Femara.
  • Gemzar
    Gemzar is a prescription medicine often used for treating various types of cancer. This eMedTV article gives an overview of Gemzar, providing information on how the medication works, it potential side effects, and how it is administered.
  • Gemzar and Breastfeeding
    It is generally not recommended that women take Gemzar while breastfeeding. This part of the eMedTV archives explains that there have been no human studies done on Gemzar and breastfeeding, but there are potentially serious side effects of the drug.
  • Gemzar and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of Gemzar. This portion of the eMedTV archives offers more information on Gemzar and hair loss, explaining when hair loss typically occurs during treatment and some tips on dealing with hair loss.
  • Gemzar and Pregnancy
    Studies suggest that Gemzar could potentially cause miscarriages or birth defects to an unborn child. This eMedTV page explains that if you're taking Gemzar and pregnancy occurs (or you're thinking of becoming pregnant), you should tell your doctor.
  • Gemzar Chemotherapy
    This eMedTV Web article takes a quick look at the chemotherapy drug Gemzar. It explains how the medication is given, who can use it, and what to expect. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Gemzar Dosage
    The Gemzar dosage your doctor prescribes will be based on several factors (such as weight and height). This eMedTV article explains other factors that may determine your dosage and discusses some general Gemzar dosing guidelines.
  • Gemzar Drug Interactions
    In general, you should avoid live vaccinations while taking Gemzar or other chemotherapy drugs. This eMedTV resource lists other drugs that can potentially cause Gemzar drug interactions (including NSAIDs, warfarin, and salicylates).
  • Gemzar Side Effects
    A few of the common side effects of Gemzar include hair loss, anemia, and drowsiness. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects of the drug, including rare but serious problems that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away.
  • Gemzar Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Gemzar is used for treating breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. This page explains how the drug works to stop cancer cells from multiplying and covers off-label Gemzar uses.
  • Gemzar Warnings and Precautions
    Gemzar can cause kidney damage or liver problems in some people. This portion of the eMedTV Web site offers other important Gemzar warnings and precautions you should be aware of before starting the medication, and explains who should not take Gemzar.
  • Generic Abraxane
    There is currently no generic Abraxane available on the market. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at when a generic might become available and explains the difference between a "generic name" and a "generic version" of a drug.
  • Generic Adriamycin
    At this time, generic Adriamycin is available and is manufactured by several companies. This eMedTV resource explains why the FDA has assigned an "AP" rating to the drug and what this means when compared to the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Aredia
    Several drug companies currently manufacture a generic Aredia medicine. This article on the eMedTV Web site describes generic Aredia in more detail, offers information on its various manufacturers, and lists the different strengths available.
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