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Tevafen 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Tevafen Tablet

Tevafen 10 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of breast cancer in both men and women. 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.

Tevafen 10 mg Tablet should be taken with or without food but at same time every day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in the body. The most common side effects of this medicine includes hot flushes, vaginal discharge, loss of sex drive and irregular periods.

Uses of Tevafen Tablet

Tevafen Tablet side effects

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

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

How Tevafen Tablet works

Tevafen 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.

Tevafen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tevafen 10 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tevafen 10 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tevafen 10 mg 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
Tevafen 10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Tevafen 10 mg Tablet may cause tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tevafen 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tevafen 10 mg 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 Tevafen 10 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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

Questions Related to Tevafen

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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 Tevafen and for what it is used for?

Tevafen 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 Tevafen?

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

Q. What if I forget to take Tevafen?

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

Do not stop taking Tevafen, 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 Tevafen?

The most common side effects associated with Tevafen 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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