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Letrozole and stomach issues

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

I am also loose when going to the loo which may make me dehydratedf. Will discuss with go as he is talking about sending me for tests but not sure which tests as per my thread dry mouth and Letrozole. Maybe I am allergic to the coating. 

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

I am also loose when going to the loo which may make me dehydrated. Will discuss with go as he is talking about sending me for tests but not sure which tests as per my thread dry mouth and Letrozole. Maybe I am allergic to the coating. 

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

Hi

 

I don't seem to suffer from any stomach issues apart from episodes of wind (and I don't have a dog to blameSmiley Embarassed). Some Letrozole tablet coatings contain macrogol which can have a laxative type of effect (it's used in many things) although it will be in tiny amounts, maybe some people are sensitive to this which could be why some people may have toilet issues - on the other hand it might not be but is worth considering and asking your doc/onc whether its a possibility in your case.

 

Joemic x 

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

Thank you Ladies for your replies. I think I'll get it checked out for my own peace of mind xx

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

Hi Sue, I am on Letrozole and Palbociclib. Can get constipated at the beginning of my

cycle but loose at end 🙃 Thinking it’s the Palbociclib for the constipation and the Letrozole for the other. Deffo gripey, and when I have to go...,,,well, I have to go. I drink my peppermint tea, and ginger nuts are back in the cupboard. Although I think I’ve found a winner in Morrisons rice cakes covered in dark chocolate and mint! 😛 x

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Re: Letrozole and stomach issues

Hi Sue 

I started letrozol 3 weeks ago and at first my stomach was sore and gripey but that has settled. Now the dog and I are in competition as to whose stomach gurgles the loudest and the most! It is like a washing machine and I have a tendency towards being loose. (Sorry if tmi). I haven’t experienced constipation though - that must be particularly uncomfortable on top of other side effects you having to cope with. 
But the Letrozol has definitely changed by stomach and loo habits for sure.

xx

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Letrozole and stomach issues

Hi Ladies

 

I seem to be experiencing every side effect that is possible on letrozole! Anyone getting constipation/diarrhoea on this drug? My stomach just won't settle. Gp thinks get it checked out, but I'm so fed up of hospital appointments right now. Thoughts?

Sue xx