Herceptin vs Letrozole for Breast Cancer

Herceptin
(Rx)
Letrozole
(Rx)
Herceptin is a cancer medication.
Letrozole is a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Breast Cancer
4.0
Concern level
2.8
Helpfulness
for Breast Cancer
2.5
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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September 25, 1998
December 24, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
177,162 Discussions
71,219 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
#3 for Bone Mets
Herceptin is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
#3 for PCOS
#4 for Infertility
Letrozole is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for PCOS and Infertility, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Her
Tiredness
9
Nausea
4
Hair Loss
3
Neuropathy
2
Weight Gain
2
Headaches
2
Joint Pain
2
Allergy
2
Diarrhea
2
Hot Flashes
2
Let
Joint Pain
4
Hot Flashes
3
Weight Gain
2
Headaches
2
Weight Loss
1
Itching
1
Insomnia
1
Lymphedema
1
Bleeding
1
Mood Swings
1
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Tiredness
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Let
9
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Nausea
Her
Let
4
0
Hair Loss
Her
Let
3
0
Neuropathy
Her
Let
2
0
Weight Gain
Her
Let
2
2
Headaches
Her
Let
2
2
Joint Pain
Her
Let
2
4
Allergy
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Let
2
0
Diarrhea
Her
Let
2
0
Hot Flashes
Her
Let
2
3
Joint Pain
Let
Her
4
2
Hot Flashes
Let
Her
3
2
Weight Gain
Let
Her
2
2
Headaches
Let
Her
2
2
Weight Loss
Let
Her
1
0
Itching
Let
Her
1
0
Insomnia
Let
Her
1
0
Lymphedema
Let
Her
1
0
Bleeding
Let
Her
1
0
Mood Swings
Let
Her
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Letrozole is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Herceptin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Letrozole and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 440 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Trastuzumab
Letrozole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Herceptin and Letrozole: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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