Tamoxifen won't work on hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. Tamoxifen is available in two forms: a pill taken once a day (brand name: Nolvadex) or a liquid form (brand name: Soltamox). If you dislike pills or you're having trouble swallowing tamoxifen pills, Soltamox can help make it easier to stay on your treatment plan. Most doctors recommend taking tamoxifen at the same time each day. — while you are taking tamoxifen and for 2 months afterward. You should not take tamoxifen if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or if there is any chance that you could be pregnant. You should use an effective non-hormonal type of birth control — such as condoms, a diaphragm along with spermicide, or a non-hormonal I. Ask your doctor which type of non-hormonal birth control would be best for you. Since its approval in 1998, tamoxifen has been used to treat millions of women and men diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. While an aromatase inhibitor is the first hormonal therapy medicine choice for postmenopausal women, tamoxifen is the first choice for premenopausal women and is still a good choice for postmenopausal women who can't take an aromatase inhibitor. Tamoxifen has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) strokes, blood clots in the lungs/legs, and cancer of the uterus. If you are taking tamoxifen to reduce the risk of breast cancer, or if your cancer is limited to the milk ducts (ductal carcinoma in situ-DCIS), then discuss the benefits and risks of taking this medication with your doctor. However, if you are taking tamoxifen to treat breast cancer, then the benefits of taking tamoxifen are greater than the risks of side effects. Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of a stroke or blood clots in the lungs/legs, such as weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, confusion, shortness of breath, chest pain, or calf pain/swelling. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of cancer of the uterus, such as unusual changes in your monthly period (e.g., amount or timing of bleeding), unusual vaginal discharge, or pain/pressure below your "belly button" (navel). Show More Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer. It is also used to reduce the chances of breast cancer in high-risk patients. This medication can block the growth of breast cancer.
I have been on Tamoxifen for four months now, and although the side effects have been minimal (hot flashes, couple of night sweats, feeling of heaviness), I have now developed a rash on my legs and shoulders..itchy and blotchy. I'm not finding any other allergens that could be causing this, and my natural assumption is the meds. Thanks, Kathy My hands have this and a new member on my team, trained in lymph drainage therapy, is going to share a few product names with me for "our" skin. My Onc's office this morning recommended Benedryl to help with the reaction, and Hydrocortisone Cream for the itch, and to return for a visit in two days if no relief. Stay tuned and I'll share more when I have the names. I have just brushed this off as the side effect "skin changes" listed for Tamoxifen. It's embarrassing when I have to shake someone's hand. I don't know about you but the itching and welts were nearly intolerable. I put zinc oxide on the top of my foot before I have to wear socks, because the socks seem to make it worse. I am glad you posted your question as I am having a similar problem. I noticed that I started getting rashes when I worked in the yard. He also said these rashes are common with tamoxifen. I also have patches behind both ears, at the base of my hairline on the back of my neck, and the top of my feet. I was first diagnosed with poison ivey, then scabies, and finlaly a dermatoligist said it was a severe allergic reaction to some unknown source. When it started, my GP said it was eczema from nerves and gave me Hydrocortisone. The top of my hand is bright red and it itches like crazy. I get the most relief from Noxzema and Nivea Cream. It never truly goes away, just sometimes it's better than others. I have had problems on my right hand for a year now (I've been on Tamoxifen since Aug 2010), that won't go away. My dermatologist said it looks more like psoriasis, and gave me something else to use. Dry skin is found among people who take Tamoxifen citrate, especially for people who are female, 60 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic. This study is created by e Health Me based on reports of 9,041 people who have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate from FDA, and is updated regularly. Tamoxifen citrate has active ingredients of tamoxifen citrate. (latest outcomes from Tamoxifen citrate 10,014 users) Dry skin has been reported by people with acne, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, psoriasis (latest reports from 48,703 Dry skin patients). Dry skin (2,276 drugs) Dry skin (1,791 conditions) NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health. DISCLAIMER: All material available on e Health is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated.
Dryness due to decreased vaginal secretions, which may also mean sexual. with aromatase inhibitor-only treatment than with tamoxifen-only treatment. Tamoxifen has rarely caused very serious possibly fatal strokes, blood clots in the lungs/legs, and cancer of the uterus. If you are taking tamoxifen to reduce the risk of breast cancer, or if.