New Delhi: Citing Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940, the Central government has decided to ban the use of infertility drug Letrozole which is mainly recommended for treating Cancer patients.

According to reports, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a directive to completely ban the use of Letrozole with immediate effect.

While banning the drug, the Ministry has stressed on the fact that harmful effects have been found in the use of Letrozole, therefore, advised for prescribing safer alternatives of this drug available in the market.

Notably, Letrozole is used worldwide for cancer patients but it was being used in India as an infertility drug for a long time.

(JPN/Bureau)