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Letova 2.5 mg given for ovulayion

I am 36 yr old and trying to conceive. My husband's semen report is okay. I was treated for hypothyroidism. Now it is normal. As I could not conceive now also, my doctor prescribed me Letova 2.5mg for 5 days which should be taken on 3rd day of my cycle. But pharmacist gave me Letroz 2.5mg saying that both tablets are same. How does this tablet helps me in conceiving? Are there any side effects? What are the chances of conceiving using this tablet?
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replied December 17th, 2010
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The tablets Letova and Letroz are ovulation inducers. They help with making more than one egg develop in ovary at a time to increase your chances of pregnancy during ovulation time with intercourse. Take the tablet prescribed as instructed. Request for a follicular scan to be done by your gynecologist to monitor development of eggs and predict ovulation or egg release from ovary. You can time your intercourse accordingly for a fruitful result.
Side effects include that of hot flashes, sweating, nausea, tiredness, trouble with sleeping, arthalgia (joint pains), thromboembolic phenomenon, endometrial hyperplasia, headache, dizziness, etc. In your case, benefits outweigh the risks. If you develop any of these symptoms, report immediately to your treating doctor and stop the use of medication. All the best.
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