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Mamofen 20 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Mamofen 20 Tablet is an anti-estrogens. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is also used to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women with a high chance of developing it. This medicine helps to slow down the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Mamofen 20 Tablet is also helpful in the treatment of infertility. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, skin rash, hot flushes, thinning of hair and tiredness. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some side effects may mean you should inform your doctor immediately include vaginal bleeding, irregular menstrual period and vaginal discharge. It makes birth control pills less effective, hence use a condom and other preventive measures to avoid pregnancy.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are on treatment of infertility or had a blood clot disorder. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may perform some blood tests to check liver function and calcium level in the body.

Uses of Mamofen Tablet

Side effects of Mamofen Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Hot flashes
  • Thinning of hair
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Swelling

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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Mamofen 20 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Mamofen 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mamofen 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Mamofen 20 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mamofen 20 Tablet may cause tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mamofen 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • 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): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Lanadiol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): E Gen, Lynoral, Veronica
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tibomax
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Can a hard mass in the breast be a breast cancer?
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
It can be benign also, u can get examined by doctorHowever at age of 20 to 25 less likely to be cancer
If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
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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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