Women given cancer meds off-label
Docs are playing off-label prescription roulette with women hoping to get pregnant, but make no mistake about it: This game couldn't be more dangerous if you had an actual gun pointed at your uterus.
I know that sounds absurd, but so does this... According to a recent study, 30 percent of women undergoing fertility treatments are being pumped full of the breast cancer drug Femara -- despite the fact that there is ZERO evidence that it can help a woman conceive.
Zero... as in none at all. As far as fertility treatments go, this is up there with casting spells. But any doc who prescribes these meds isn't a witch -- he's a quack.
The world's worst fertility treatment
And if by some miracle you happen to get pregnant while taking this drug, you risk serious harm to yourself and the baby you've been trying so hard to make. There's even a warning that these drugs shouldn't be given to pregnant women.
In fact, a Canadian study found that babies born to women who take this med have triple the risk of birth defects... and studies on lab animals have found that it causes miscarriages.
And that's just what it can do to your baby. The new study, presented at an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy meeting, also found that 95 percent of women over 50 who take this med are doing so for off-label uses.
And all these women, no matter why they take it, face the same high risk of awful side effects, including hot flashes, fatigue, sweats, pain, headache, arthritis, nausea, breast pain, vaginal dryness and urinary tract infections.
Those last few could certainly put the brakes on any baby-making efforts.
But hey, the drug dealers don't care about you or your baby -- just selling more meds, whether they work or not.
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