Tamoxifen, an anticancer drug, is given to treat breast cancer in women and men. It is used to lower the chance of breast cancer in women with a higher than normal chance of getting breast cancer in the next 5 years (high-risk women).
Tamoxifen is also used to treat breast cancer in women after they have finished early treatment. Early treatment can include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Tamoxifen may keep the cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. It may reduce the chance of getting a new breast cancer.
In addition, tamoxifen is used to reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading in women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) (breast cancer located in the milk ducts and which has not spread) and have already undergone breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy.
How to use Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg (Tamilong 20mg) ?
Tamoxifen Citrate, an anticancer drug, is given to treat breast cancer in women and men. Swallow the Tamoxifen Citrate Tablet, with water or any nonalcoholic liquid. You can take Tamoxifen Citrate Pills with or without food. It should be used only when your doctor prescribes it for you. Never take it without prescription.
Precautions to use Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg (Tamilong 20mg) :
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tamoxifen Citrate. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history. Do not take Tamoxifen Citrate Tablet, if you are allergic to it or any of its components. Do not breastfeed if you are using Tamoxifen Citrate Pills.
Side Effects of Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg (Tamilong 20mg) :
The most common side effects people have experienced include pain in the bones and muscles, constipation, a dry cough that is persistent, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss. Many women experience excessive vaginal discharge. Only your doctor can determine, if it is safe for you to continue taking this Tamoxifen Citrate.
Who should not take Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg?
Do not take tamoxifen if you are allergic to it or any of its components.
Do not take tamoxifen if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are nursing.
Also, women who are on coumarin-type anticoagulant therapy (such as warfarin), have a history of deep vein thrombosis (such as a blood clot in the leg), or have a history of a blood clot developing in their lung should not take tamoxifen.
Can I receive Tamoxifen citrate if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Avoid taking tamoxifen if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Tamoxifen citrate?
If you miss a dose of tamoxifen, take it when you remember, then take the next dose as usual. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Tamoxifen citrate?
Store at room temperature in a tightly closed, light-resistant container.
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