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Dr reddy!

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Re: TEVA Letrozole

Many thanks. Despite my best efforts I simply couldn't cope on letrozole regardless of brand. I couldn't get up the stairs, out of the car! Crazy. Saw consultant who out me on exemestane which is better. I believe it's a steroid which isn't so good long term, but I either take that risk or the other🤔

Keep well

Loraine

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Re: TEVA Letrozole

My pharmacist phoned around the country and has a nice little stash put away for me. Accord is ok too, and Dr. Reddy was given to me by the hospital for my first prescription . I understood this to be the cheapest option, and I had loads of sweats. I have met a few ladies at my local Maggies who were on the Cipla brand and both were in agony with joint pains! It’s the fillers that are the issue, not the active ingredients, and also how our bodies react. I do dip between Accord and Teva if my joints go arthritic. X

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TEVA Letrozole

Hi there,

               I'm interested in where you are getting the TEVA brand of Letrozole from?

I managed to get 1 month of it from Boots (as I was struggling with Crescent and Accord ) but after that they could no longer supply it.

 

Many thanks

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Re: Dr reddy!

Thanks! It's whatever fillers have been used in the tablet, sometimes even in the coating, that cause many of the side effects! So I'm told by doctors!
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Re: Dr reddy!

Hi - I’ve only been on Letrozole for 6 weeks and was given Crescent by hospital and the Dr Reddy’s from my local independent pharmacy.  I was comparing their ingredients today and noticed they are exactly the same and are made by same company ( Hetero Europe in Barcelona) - so maybe that is another brand you could try? 

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Re: Dr reddy!

I'll go try at lloyds! Thanks.
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Re: Dr reddy!

Many thanks for reply. So are you paying privately now? And if so dare I ask how much?
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Re: Dr reddy!

Lloyds pharmacy gives Dr. Reddy in my hospital, so perhaps all Lloyd pharmacys can get it? I'm a Teva girl myself. Nothing else suits me. Good luck. X

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Re: Dr reddy!

Hi I take Dr reddys and find I only have aches with it. I get 3 mth prescriptions now to make sure I have it in stock at home. After some trial and error on other brands  I asked my onchologist to write to my doctor requesting it. Then when the chemist said they couldn't get it I got it on special order because it's expensive.  Felt quite pleased with myself, but it's rubbish really isn't it. We should be able to get the meds that agree with us. 

Hope you manage to do the same. Take care x

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Dr reddy!

Like many I've struggled with side effects of letrozole, or rather from the fillers drug companies use.
I've found Dr reddys good, so far BUT cannot find a chemist who can supply it. I've tried the obvious big chain chemist's and one independant to no avail. All suggestions very welcome!