Tamoxifen

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Tamoxifen Overview

Tamoxifen, sold under the brand name Nolvadex among others, is a medication that is used to prevent breast cancer in women and treat breast cancer in women and men.[3] It is also being studied for other types of cancer.[3] It has been used for Albright syndrome.[4] Tamoxifen is typically taken daily by mouth for five years for breast cancer.[4] Serious side effects include a small increased risk of uterine cancer, stroke, vision ...

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Tamoxifen / Numbness in hands and feet

I have been on Tamoxifen for almost five years and have had many of the side effects - horrendous hot flashes, joint pain, leg cramps. About 6 weeks ago I started noticing my hands and feet were going numb and tingling and they are sore and hurt. I have had blood tests for Lymes, B12 deficiency, A1C and CBC, etc. - all negative. I had an MRI on my shoulder blade as I. Had such a pain/knot, thinking pinched nerve ~ negative, MRI on my neck, awaiting results. Went to chiropractor and confirmed not pinched nerve. I am wondering if anyone on Tamoxifen has had this side effect? Luckily, I have 25 more days on this med and I am finished my treatment. Waiting to feel better and certainly will not miss the hot flashes. hope to hear from someone. Thanks! ## Hello, Mallory! How are you? Those sym...

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Beginning Tamoxifen

I started my Tamoxifen today. 1st pill of five years. So far today, so good. Y biggest concern (after the obvious) is weight gain. I have been in Weight Watchers for a year and have worked so hard in my weight loss journey. I am so afraid it will come back. Are there many cases out there of people maintaining their weight or is it that big of a side effect that it's pretty much guaranteed? Any and all comments would be appreciated!! Best of luck to the other ladies out there too. ## It's actually hard to say, because some people have been known to lose weight while taking it. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? They may be able to help you find ways to mitigate such an effect. Are there any woman who can post that have already taken this and have experience with it? #...

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Vaginal yeast infections and itching down below

I'm nearly 5 years in from my breast cancer diagnosis... I was 34 I'm now 39 and at the end of October it will be 5 years clear! My issue is I've had no side effects apart from slight weight gain and bad skin or skin changes, I've ended up with hyper pigmentation which I'd never had before not even during pregnancies but my worst side effect by far has only been affecting me for the last year and a half but it's pretty much constant uncomfortable feeling down below like when you have thrush, it's itchy and annoying but also lots of discharge much more than normal... I've been advised to stay on it until 2029!!! But I don't think I can, my oncologist said have a break and go back to it which I did and as soon as I stopped the thrush symptoms stopped an...

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Tamoxifen & Hot Flushes

I am 51 and it is now a year since I had a lumpectomy. Prior to starting taking Tamoxifen I was having regular periods but since taking the tablets they have stopped which is great, however, the hot flushes are unbearable especially in this hot weather, they are embarrassing as I literally break out in a sweat. I have also put on a considerable amount of weight which I am finding hard to lose. Please could anyone advise how long the hot flushes are likely to go on for, is it 5 years? I hope not as I don't think I can cope with them. I have tried accupuncture which seemed to help with the flushes but it is relatively expensive as I think it is an ongoing problem. Also worried as a friend who finished taking Tamoxifen a year ago has had to have a hysterectomy due to thickening of the ...

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pill with h 86

I understand there is a pill out that will cure certain or all cancers. It is call H-86. I just got the information on my e-mail yesterday. I would like to know what it is, what it cures and what are the side effects. Thank you. ## I'm sorry, Yolanna, but I was unable to find any information on this. However, I can tell you that while some amazing breakthroughs have been made recently in cancer research and treatment, there is no pill medically and scientifically proven to cure all of them or anything of the sort. What was the source of the email? ## Go to natural news and sign up you will get all the natural news and theer is a book u can get which will give u the info u want about h-86 and dbx-13 all kind of good info all you gotta do is sign up for their news at no cost, very int...

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cilacar 20 tablet and tazloc H

Hi, I have been prescribed cilacar 20 and tazloc H since 3 months. Now my bp is on average 110 /80. I need to reduce. What should i take less of? Please advise. I am also on tamoxifen 20 tablet per day. Thanks. ## You should take the medications your doctor has prescribed and not reduce, or change them, without their approval. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Has there been any change?

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side effects of regestrone tablet in breast cancer patient

I am 6 years breast cancer (ER+,PR+)survivor. Took tamoxifen from last 5 years and just allowed to conceive by my oncologist. I had miscarriages in past before detecting breast cancer. I had regular periods through out. But now only in last month when we tried to convince, I missed my period but had spotting with pregnancy test negative. I consult gynaecologist, she suggested for sonogram where it is found that my endometrium thickness is much more than normal. Then after gynaecologist suggestions I done D and C(curetting),its reports are normal. Now gynaecologist is suggesting me to take Regestrone for 3 months. Should I take it? Will it affect my Cancer problem? Will it reoccur? Pls suggest. I am so confused what to do?

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drug interactions with amox clav & losartin

Is losartin 25 mgs okay with tamoxifen clav 875 125mg...feeling sore throat chest pains and taste of blood in throat. Went in for help when a large amount of blood was expectorant ed from my head and throat was told I have strep throat.Oky for this level of both medications? My stomach is bothering me. ( For my husband am concerned if okay for him? He had Ulcers as a young boy and has a very sensitive stomachs. Not a complainer but sat me down to tell me he is feeling ng ## CORRECTION to above prescribedbefore strep throat.Oky and taking Amox Clav 875 125 mg and losartin 25 mg prescribed for heart. Is this okay and is dosage correct on Amox Clav with losartin? ## Hello, Helen! How are you? That is a normal dosage of this antibiotic. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly inc...

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chronic yeast infections while on tamoxifen

I had a breast reduction in 2014, the biopsies they did on both breasts showed that I have pre cancer cells. It took me a year to make the decision to go on tamoxifen and started in Jan 2016. Since then, all my peri systems have increased but tollerable...hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss. The one thing that isn't tolerable are the constant yeast infections I have gotten since (5 documented w/obgyn and 2 self diagnosed and using otc meds). Is anyone else on tamoxifen having these SE's and what is being done? Knowing this isn't one of the higher side effects, I feel like my docs aren't taking me serious. I also have Mirena (IUD) in and thought that the two together may be the issue, but again the docs say no. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated...please and t...

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Breast cancer and Tamoxifen side effects

Hi, I have just finished treatment for breast cancer. I had a mastectomy, chemo and radiotherapy. The lump they found was 5.5 cm but only 2.5 was cancerous. It spread to 3 lymph nodes in spite of it being grade 1. I'm now on Tamoxifen and have been since February. Shortly after starting them, I developed a rash around the vagina. My symptoms sound nothing like any I've read and I'm frightened it might be a secondary cancer. My rash hasn't really spread since February but is a little sore with no itching at all. It also feels a bit swollen. I've been to the doctors but she didn't seem to know what it was and said it was probably a side effect of tamoxifen. Has anyone else heard of my symptoms being related to tamoxifen? ## Hello, Lemony! How are you? Yes, such an ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tamoxifen
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 20mg/10ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Tamoxifen: (14 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0782 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0784 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-0144 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0274 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-2232 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2233 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2472 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2473 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 54868-3004 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4287 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 62037-964 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 62037-965 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 63629-4413 Tamoxifen 20 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 30.4 mg) Oral Tablet by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 63739-269 Tamoxifen 10 mg (Tamoxifen Citrate 15.2 mg) Oral Tablet by Mckesson Packaging Services Business Unit of Mckesson Corporation

Other drugs which contain Tamoxifen or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Tamoxifen cured my migraines
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Tamoxifen & Hot Flushes
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Tamoxifen too
I did five years of this as I was advised that this would help. I think I had more things wrong with me in that five yea... 2 replies
Tamoxifen from 5 to 10 years.
I have been on tamoxifen for over 5 years. I was excited to go off of it from all the side effects. She now told me the ... 1 reply
Tamoxifen Ewfill
I can not refill for two days. Will I be ok ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? I'd suggest checking with your doctor. Wh... 1 reply
Tamoxifen Weight Gain
Experienced weight gain while taking tamoxifen and effexor will I lose when I get off these medicinesB ## Yes, there is ... 1 reply
Tamoxifen 20MG description
Wife is taking Tamoxifen 20MG for breast cancer. Her refill is different than the previous filled perscription. It is a ... 1 reply






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