Actaea macrotys, Actaea racemosa, Actée à Grappes, Actée à Grappes Noires, Actée Noire, Aristolochiaceae Noire, Baie d’actée, Black Cohosh, Baneberry, Black Aristolochiaceae, Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Bugwort, Cimicaire à Grappes, Cimicifuga, Cimicifuga Racemosa, Cimicifuge, Cohosh Negro, Cohosh Noir, Cytise, Herbe aux Punaises, Macrotys, Phytoestrogen, Phytoestrogène, Racine de Serpent, Racine de Squaw, Racine Noire de Serpents, Rattle Root, Rattle Top, Rattlesnake Root, Rattleweed, Rhizoma Cimicifugae, Sheng Ma, Snakeroot, Squaw Root. The root of this herb is used for medicinal purposes. Black cohosh was first used for medicinal purposes by Native American Indians, who introduced it to European colonists. Black cohosh became a popular treatment for women’s health issues in Europe in the mid-1950s. Since that time, black cohosh has commonly been used to treat symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful menstruation, acne, weakened bones (osteoporosis), and for starting labor in pregnant women. Black cohosh has also been tried for a lot of additional uses, such as anxiety, rheumatism, fever, sore throat, and cough, but it is not often used for these purposes these days. Some people also apply black cohosh directly on the skin. This is because there was some thought that black cohosh would improve the skin’s appearance. Tamoxifen is a hormonal therapy drug used to treat breast cancer, womb cancer and sometimes other cancers and conditions. It is best to read this information with our general information about hormonal therapies and the type of cancer you have. Like all cancer drugs, tamoxifen can cause side effects. Your cancer doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will tell you how often you will have it. Some of the side effects can be serious, so it is important to read the detailed information below. Your healthcare team can give you advice on how to manage any side effects. Tell your doctor or nurse straight away if you feel unwell or have severe side effects, including any we do not mention here. Your cancer doctor or nurse can explain the risk of these side effects to you. If you need medical attention for any reason other than cancer, always tell the healthcare staff that you are having this treatment. Tamoxifen can be given alone or with other types of treatment.
According to a newly published study from Oregon Health & Science University, a drug frequently prescribed to breast cancer patients appears to cause swelling in the eye. The research, which was conducted by scientists at the OHSU Neurological Sciences Institute (NSI), the OHSU Casey Eye Institute (CEI) and the OHSU Cancer Institute, is published in the current online edition of the medical journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The work will also be published in a future printed edition of the journal. "This research shows the drug tamoxifen appears to cause physical change within the eye, at least among women older than about 50 years," explained Alvin Eisner, Ph. "Although tamoxifen has been used for decades, new technologies for precisely assessing intraocular structure have emerged recently. The eye may provide a window for quantifying responses to tamoxifen that otherwise may not be measurable." Eisner's group had previously documented the presence of subtle visual perception changes among tamoxifen users, and a survey by other investigators found that about 13 percent of tamoxifen users report vision changes. However, the relations among these various results remain unknown. Tamoxifen is one of two types of hormonally acting medications that women often use to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. Tamoxifen is one of two types of drugs often used to prevent breast cancer recurrence. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional. 19, 2007 (Health Day News) -- Tamoxifen, a drug commonly prescribed to prevent breast cancer recurrence, may cause swelling within the eyes, U. Tamoxifen blocks estrogen receptors in the breast, while new types of medications, called aromatase inhibitors, inhibit estrogen production, according to background information in the study. Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University studied a part of the eye called the optic cup -- a depression inside the eye close to where the optic nerve exits on its way to the brain -- in three groups of women: those taking tamoxifen; those taking an aromatase inhibitor; and those with no history of breast cancer who weren't using any kind of hormonal medication. The researchers noted that the women taking tamoxifen had an average optic cup volume that was less than half that of women in the other two groups. This reduction in volume is most likely due to swelling, the study authors said. The findings are in the current online issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment and are expected to be published in a future print edition of the journal."This research shows the drug tamoxifen appears to cause physical change within the eye, at least among women older than about 50 years," Alvin Eisner, a scientist at OHSU's Neurological Sciences Institute and Casey Eye Institute, said in a prepared statement. In previous research, Eisner's group found that women who used tamoxifen experienced subtle changes in visual perception.
Oct 5, 2018. The ocular side effects of intraarterial chemotherapy administration. may be a long-term side effect of antiestrogenic drugs, such as tamoxifen. Oct 31, 2018. Learn about the potential side effects of tamoxifen. red, irritated eyes; sore throat; sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips.