Tamofen

Generic Name:Tamoxifen

Tamofen is a drug that is prescribed to treat certain types of breast cancer, including metastatic breast cancer, node-positive breast cancer, and ductal carcinoma in situ. It can also help prevent the disease in women who are at high risk for it. Tamofen comes in tablet form, and is generally taken once or twice a day. It is used mainly for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer which is a cancer that has spread beyond the breasts in men and women. It has the active ingredient of Tamoxifen which is used for the treatment of node-positive breast cancer (breast cancer that involves the lymph nodes) in postmenopausal women who have undergone breast cancer surgery or radiation. The drug is typically used to treat and prevent breast cancer, including metastatic breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, and node-positive breast cancer. It also may be given to girls between the ages of 2 and 10 for the treatment of McCune-Albright syndrome. Tamofen is used for other possible reasons, too, such as the treatment of brain or ovarian cancer and infertility. Tamofen is also known with another label of Tamofen (obsolete).

How to Use Tamofen Tablets

  • The medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once or twice a day.
  • Tamofen can be taken with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • The medication should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.

Cautions before Use Tamofen Tablets

  • The medication can cause serious side effects, including blood clots, strokes, or uterine cancer.
  • Tamofen can cause high calcium levels in the body if given to people with bone metastases (spreading of the cancer to bone).
  • Tamofen can increase the risk of uterine cancer.
  • The medication may also increase the risk of non-cancerous uterine or ovarian problems, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts.
  • There have been reports of liver problems in people taking Tamofen. These problems include liver cancer, cirrhosis, and hepatitis.
  • Tamofen can cause eye problems, including cataracts, vision changes, and other problems.

Tamofen Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Tamofen are as follows:

  • Bone pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Cough
  • High cholesterol
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Skin changes
  • Infection
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Hair loss

Interactions and Overdose of Tamofen Tablets

If certain medications are combined, there is a possibility for negative drug interactions. With Tamofen, taking it with anastrozole or bromocriptine, for example, can increase your risk of side effects, alter the levels of medication in your system, or affect how the drugs work. If drug interactions with Tamofen are a concern, your healthcare provider may adjust your dosages or monitor you more closely.

Overdose symptoms will vary, depending on how much of the drug was taken and whether it was combined with alcohol or other drugs, including street drugs. Possible symptoms include shakiness, dizziness, and unsteady walking. Treatment options for a Tamofen overdose are unclear, but likely to include prompt medical support.

 

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