FAQs ABOUT INDUZ
How does INDUZ works?
INDUZ is a hormonal chemotherapy medicine. It contains letrozole which is an aromatase inhibitor. It acts by blocking the actions of an enzyme called aromatase in the body which is involved in the production of estrogen (a female sex hormone). This suppresses the release of excessive estrogen in the body that triggers breast cancer. As a result, it slows down or stops the cancer from growing and spreading to other parts of the body.
Can I take INDUZ during breastfeeding?
No. INDUZ is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking.
Can INDUZ cause headache?
Yes. INDUZ may cause headache in some individuals. If you experience headache, rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume alcohol. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.
Can INDUZ increase the risk of infections?
INDUZ may cause a drop in the number of white blood cells in the body and may weaken your immune system. As a result, you may be at greater risk of getting infected while taking INDUZ. To avoid this, your doctor will regular monitor your blood counts as a precaution. However, inform your doctor if you experience any signs of infection such as fever.
Can the use of INDUZ make me feel tired?
Yes. INDUZ may make you feel tired easily. This is because, it reduces the levels of red blood cells in your blood and may make you anaemic. Consult your doctor if you experience tiredness after taking INDUZ. Tiredness can also occur if you have any pre-existing disease conditions such as liver or kidney impairment while taking this medicine.
Can I drive a car after taking INDUZ?
INDUZ may make you feel tired, dizzy, or drowsy. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by INDUZ.
How to take INDUZ?
Take INDUZ as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. INDUZ can be taken with or without food.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of INDUZ?
If you forget to take a dose of INDUZ, or vomited immediately after taking the dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for the forgotten dose.
How to control nausea caused due to INDUZ?
Generally, anticancer medicines are associated with uncontrollable nausea and vomiting. To avoid this, your doctor would prescribe a suitable medicine to control them along with INDUZ. If not, consult your doctor for a suitable anti-emetic medicine. Do not self-treat nausea.