- Generic Name – Tamoxifen Citrate
- Strenght – 10 mg
- Starting Pack – 100 TABLETS
Tamodex 10mg is used as an anticancer medication. It helps treat early breast cancer in women whose cancer is not cured even after undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy or surgery. This drug is used for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and prevent development of a more serious type of breast cancer.
The active ingredient in Tamodex is Tamoxifen citrate. The drug is a selective estrogen-receptor modulator (SERM). It functions by reducing the factors that promote growth of healthy breast cells and decrease the growth of cancer cells in the breast. Tamoxifen citrate blocks the actions of estrogen that tends to promote cancer cell growth.
It also helps reduce the risk of breast cancer in patients that come under the high-risk group like previous medical history breast cancer, family medical history, etc.
If you have suffered from blood clots, or are suffering from blood clots, do not use Tamodex. Pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant as well as nursing women should inform the doctor about their status before using Tamodex.
Use Tamodex exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never alter the dose on your own. Take the tablet by mouth with a glass of water with or without food. If you miss a dose, take it whenever you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the dose missed. In case of overdose, call the doctor immediately.
Side effects of Tamodex include flushing. Wear cotton clothes or spend time in cool places to reduce the flushing. Other side effects include:
- Upset stomach
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Weight loss
- Changes in mood
- Feeling tired
- In rare cases, one may develop uterine cancer, stroke or blood clots
Tamodex may interact with other drugs and therefore inform the doctor clearly about all the medications you take. Also, tell the doctor about all the herbal medications, vitamin supplements or drugs without prescription you use.