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letroz 5mg, the chemist said it has been banned?

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Hello, I have been prescribed letroz 5mg for 5 days as I have PCOS. On inquiring the chemist said the tablet has been banned & is not available anymore. But, I found a single strip of 2.5 mg letroz tab (5 tab in a strip) from one of the chemist when consulted the DR she told me to take two of it & get the rest from her.

Why is it banned? Is it safe to take it when it has been banned? Why is the DR still prescribing the same???? Please help ASAP....

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replied May 10th, 2012
Pharmaceuticals Answer A34855

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In polycystic ovaries there is hormone dis-balance which leads to long intervals in between two periods. The best way to regularize the periods in such a situation is to take oral pills or hormonal contraceptives for regularization of the menstrual cycle.Clomid,Siphene are the usual drugs prescribed but Letroz has been banned in various countries for ovulation induction due to its associated side effects.Personally I would not advice to go for it as there are various other drugs available which give good results.

In ovarian cysts insulin resistance is the most common complaint which responds well to insulin modifiers.Once the cycles are regularised and ovulation takes place then ovulation inducers can be started.

Consider visiting your treating Ob/Gyn and discuss the various options and pregnancy plans.Be in follow with her and take the treatment as advised.Have healthy balanced diet containing more of Zinc.

Take care!

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