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TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s

Tamoxifen (Citrate):20mg | Hormones and antihormones

Alternate brands of TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s

Brand Name Price Savings
TAMODEX 20mg Tablet 30s  500.00 You will pay -14 more
TAMOFEN 20mg Tablet 30s  890.95 You will pay -404.95 more
ZITAZONIUM 20mg Tablet 3x10s  589.57 You will pay -103.57 more
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Manufactured / Marketed By : Bio Pharma Product Form : TabletPack Size : 30s Ingredients : Tamoxifen (Citrate):20mgGeneric Category : Hormones and antihormones

How it works

TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s blocks the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast. This may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Pain or swelling in the legs rare
  • Dizziness
  • Absent, missed, or irregular periods
  • Troubled breathing
  • Decrease in the amount of urine
  • Headache
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Breast cancer

    This medicine is used in both men and women to treat estrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer.

  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

    This medicine is used to prevent the risk of invasive breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (cancer of cells that line the milk ducts of the breast) after surgery and radiation.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention

    This medicine is used to minimize the risk of developing breast cancer in women who are at higher risk of the disease due to their age, medical history, and/or family history of breast cancer.

  • Breast Cancer - Adjuvant

    This medicine is used as adjuvant therapy for node-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women after breast irradiation, total mastectomy or segmental mastectomy, and axillary dissection.

  • McCune-Albright Syndrome

    This medicine is may be used to treat McCune-Albright Syndrome, which is a genetic disease that affects the bones, the color of the skin, and results in early puberty.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the potential for adverse effects in the infants. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby.

  • Anastrozole

    This medicine is not recommended for use along with Anastrozole, another medicine used for breast cancer.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the potential for adverse effects in the infants. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Suppression of menstruation

    This medicine may cause irregular periods in some women. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Venous thromboembolism

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of venous thromboembolic events (conditions associated with abnormal blood clot formation such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, etc) due to an increase in the risk of such events. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Uterus-endometrial cancer

    The use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in the risk of uterine cancer. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Visual disturbances

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with or predisposed to visual disturbances due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Driving or operating machinery

    The use of this medicine may cause dizziness, tiredness, or fatigue in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

  • Bone mineral density

    The use of this medicine may decrease bone density in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the medicine to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Carbamazepine moderate
  • Erythromycin moderate
  • Amiodarone severe
  • Warfarin severe
  • Ritonavir severe
  • Dexamethasone moderate
  • Dexamethasone severe
  • Mifepristone severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with thromboembolism (a clotting disorder in which the formed clot moves from one place and lodges in another place) since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Food interactions
  • The combined use of this medicine with soy products may affect the action of the medicine and may stimulate tumor growth in some cases. Hence, it is advisable to avoid consuming soy products while taking this medicine.

General Instructions

Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Ensure whether any clotting abnormalities are present before initiating the treatment. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver TAMOXIN 20mg Tablet 30s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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