15-10-2018 12:13 PM
04-03-2018 01:24 PM
04-03-2018 10:23 AM
Hi Carolyn, Sandoz is made by Novartis, the manufacturer of the original Femara so is generally thought to be the most similar (maybe even identical to) Femara, so one of the 'good guys'. But as you say, we're all different and get used to specific brands.
28-02-2018 11:22 PM - edited 28-02-2018 11:26 PM
My biggest complaint would be my hair thinking I can deal with some aches , and I cry sometimes out of no where , but not real often , I just started getting a little moody ,anchshis lately . But my hair thinning is really bad . I have been on Letrozole , brand Teva for about 6-7 months and my hair thinning has not stopped I loose a bout a plate full when I wash it . I only wash it once a week now , my hair is wast length and I think I will need to cut it . But have lost more then half my thickness. Should I try a different brand ...?.. I can tolerate everything else but I’m vein and don’t want to loose my hair but if it is the least of two evils then that’s the way it will have to be my first check up is in March stage two no chemo .
27-02-2018 05:21 PM
27-02-2018 01:25 PM
16-02-2018 08:33 PM
This thread is really useful. I went for my follow up appointment, post masectomy, reconstruction and other breast reduction and was told that I will probably need to go on letrozole. However, as they found to very small areas of invasive cancer, I have to return in 2weeks for more results and the way forward. I had no idea there are different brands of the drug. Reading this thread is very informative. Thank you everyone. All the best to you all xx
15-02-2018 09:29 PM
05-11-2017 07:20 PM
I picked up my prescription yesterday, and noticed it was Glenmark too - a new one on me. I have had a variety of brands over 4 years and can't say I have noticed much difference with side effects - mainly stiff joints and insomnia.
03-08-2017 08:21 AM
02-08-2017 08:56 PM
Have just had my latest prescription for letrozole. One pack each of accord, Cipla and Sandoz! Feel as though I have done best on Accord. Trying to find out how to get this even if I have to pay. Any suggestions as to how I go about this? My local Boots pharmacist says that they are having great difficulty getting letrozole to prescribe.
03-05-2017 10:20 AM
i startered taking Letrizole in September 16. Started on Acord which although made me weapy for no reason spent a whole day crying for no reason, partner said I was a bit weird for a few days...but was ok, my chemist changed the brand (not requested by me) to Dr Reddy's (the name makes me chuckle) and found this one even better.
Jill1998 wish you luck and hope you find the right brand for you. 🤓
29-04-2017 08:14 AM
28-04-2017 10:13 PM
Evening Jill 1998
Tamoxifen i could just about tolerate TEVA, some of the others i struggled with my joints and sweats were really bad, up so much of the night. So when i changed to Letrazole after 2 yrs i asked for TEVA... I hobbled around in the morning and had to start taking Naproxen for the pain. I have since tried most brands and Sandoz i can manage but the best for me is Actavis, some side effects but tolerable.
Just like with the Tamoxifen i had to try different ones. Take Care Butterfly x
28-04-2017 02:50 PM
28-04-2017 11:49 AM