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Tamofen 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Tamofen Tablet

Tamofen 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

Tamofen Tablet side effects

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

How to use Tamofen 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. Tamofen 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tamofen Tablet works

Tamofen 10 mg 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.

Tamofen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Tamofen 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Tamofen 10 mg 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.
Tamofen 10 mg Tablet may cause tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Tamofen 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tamofen 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Tamofen 10 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Tamofen 10 mg 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 Tamofen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Vagimoist
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Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Lanadiol
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Brand(s): Dindevan
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Brand(s): Sofarin
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Brand(s): E Gen, Lynoral, Veronica
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Brand(s): Conjugase
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Brand(s): Tibomax
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tamofen

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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.
surger and chemotherapy radiation therapy has done for breast cancer stage II. Presently hormone treatment is going on. Tamoxifen citrate tablet 20 is taking every day for 5 years as per dactors prescription. Can you suggest any new medicine for further treatment
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
No new medicines needed.
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FAQs

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

Tamofen 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 Tamofen?

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 Tamofen may be long term and you may require to take it for several years.

Q. What if I forget to take Tamofen?

If you forget to take a dose of Tamofen, 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 Tamofen?

Do not stop taking Tamofen, 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 Tamofen?

The most common side effects associated with Tamofen 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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