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Can letrozole cause hypercholesterolemia or tinnitus?

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Can leterozole cause hypercholesterolemia, or worsen tinnitus?
Posted Sat, 4 May 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 37 minutes later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Letrozole or femara as it is otherwise known, does have potential side effects.

One of the side effects is an increase in cholesterol, it increases in about half of the patients taking the medication according to medical studies. The degree of the increase varies from person to person.A quarter of the patients taking may require cholesterol lowering medication.

In terms of the tinnitus, some people using it experience this side effect, it is estimated to occur in 0.7 % of persons using it ( 7 out of 1000 persons). Different persons react differently to medication, if you find that you are one of the persons who has this particular side effect then you may want to speak to your doctor.

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Follow-up: Can letrozole cause hypercholesterolemia or tinnitus? 25 hours later
I also just started nexium. Is there a chance that the nexium is causing tinnitus that has substantially worsened to the point that I can't understand conversations? Are there suitable alternatives?
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 11 hours later

Nexium is not known to cause tinnitus, it is not one of the expected possible side effects.
You may want to consider visiting an ENT specialist for an evaluation, the sooner it done the better in terms of initiating treatment.
Please feel free to ask any other questions
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