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Mamofen 20 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Mamofen Tablet

Mamofen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Swelling
  • Loss of libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal discharge

How to use Mamofen Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mamofen 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mamofen Tablet works

Mamofen 20 Tablet is a hormone-based medication. It works by binding to estrogen receptors and blocking the effects of estrogen (a natural female hormone) in the breast tissue. This slows down the growth and multiplication of breast cancer cells.

Mamofen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Mamofen 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Mamofen 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Mamofen 20 Tablet may cause tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Mamofen 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mamofen 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Mamofen 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Mamofen 20 Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Mamofen 20 Tablet helps treat breast cancer.
  • It also reduces the risk of cancer coming back and of getting cancer in the other breast. 
  • Use a reliable barrier contraceptive method (such as condoms) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for 2 months after you stop taking it.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if your periods become irregular, especially if associated with heavier bleeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mamofen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): E Gen, Lynoral, Veronica
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Brand(s): Dindevan
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Brand(s): Conjugase
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Brand(s): Sofarin
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Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol
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Brand(s): Tibomax
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Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Lanadiol
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Brand(s): Vagimoist
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mamofen

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I had a 1-2 Stage breast cancer and mastectomy was done for left breast in 2011. Earlier I was taking Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg. Now, prescribed Altraz 1mg. Which is better and can I continue with Tamoxifen as Altraz is too costly.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Why this tablet is changed, has your doctor told you about that why he is changing your medicines.
Can a hard mass in the breast be a breast cancer?
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Cancer Specialist
It can be benign also, u can get examined by doctorHowever at age of 20 to 25 less likely to be cancer
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Mamofen and for what it is used for?

Mamofen contains a medicine, Tamoxifen which works against a female sex hormone estrogen. It is used in the treatment of estrogen dependent breast cancer in women. It may also be used in the treatment of estrogen-dependent breast cancer in males.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Mamofen?

Take it as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day and the duration depends on your medical problem. Take your tablet at about the same time every day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body. You can take it with or without food. Treatment with Mamofen may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.

Q. What if I forget to take Mamofen?

If you forget to take a dose of Mamofen, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near to your next dose, skip it and follow your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for the forgotten one.

Q. What if I stop taking Mamofen?

Do not stop taking Mamofen, even if you start feeling well, unless your doctor tells you. Stopping it early may increase the risk of breast cancer coming back.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Mamofen?

The most common side effects associated with Mamofen include menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, vaginal irritation, loss of sex drive and mood changes. It may also cause fluid retention, vaginal discharge, indigestion, nausea, and changes in your periods. If any of these bother you, consult with your doctor.

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KHANDELWAL LABORATORIES PVT. LTD, 79/87 D.LADPATH, MUMBAI 400 033, INDIA
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