Tamoxifen 10 is effective to treat breast cancer in certain patients after surgery and radiation therapy and to reduce the chances of breast cancer in high-risk patients. The medicine has tamoxifen citrate as an active ingredient which can cause allergic reactions. It belongs to a class of Selective estrogens Receptor Modulator(SERM). It specifically blocks certain types of estrogen receptors to decrease the risk of breast cancer. It slows down the growth of the tumour. The medicine is effective at least for 5 years to decrease the cancer cells. It is also useful to treat cancer in men too. It is available in two forms – tablet and liquid form. It does not work with negative hormone receptor cancer.
Overdose of medicine can cause dizziness and seizures. Try to take the prescription dose by your doctor according to your medical conditions. Take the medicine on regular basis to get better results. If you skip your medicine do not take a double dose to make up for the skipped one. And continue it with the next day. Try not to skip your medicine.
Take Tamoxifen 10 tablet orally by mouth twice a day with a glass of water and with or without fasting. Do not skip the dose and take it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose of medicine without talking to your doctor. Consume the liquid form of medicine with a measuring spoon. Do not use alcohol during the treatment.
Memory problem has been reported in women during the treatment. The most common symptoms of tamoxifen can be seen during the treatment. These are common symptoms and thus a person need not worry about that. Avoid the use of medicine in children under the age of 12. Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart attacks or smoking. Avoid the use of medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it might have a severe effect on embryos.
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain or loss
- Sleep problems