- Tamoxifen Citrate
Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg
Brand Name: Tamoxifen®
Tamoxifen blocks the actions of estrogen, a female hormone. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow.
Tamoxifen is used to treat some types of breast cancer in men and women. Tamoxifen is also used to lower a woman's chance of developing breast cancer if she has a high risk (such as a family history of breast cancer).
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Other Known Brand Names for Tamoxifen
- Caditam (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- Cytotam (Cipla Limited)
- ITA-Tamoxifen (Generic Italian mft.)
- Mamofen (Khandelwal Laboratories Ltd.)
- Nolvadex (AstraZeneca)
- Nolvadex-D (AstraZeneca)
- Nolvadex-DS (AstraZeneca)
- Oncomox (Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.)
- Oncotam (Indoco Remedies)
- Tamodex (Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries)
- Tamoxifen (Dabur Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- Tamoxifen Citrate (Fresenius Kabi oncology Ltd.)
- Tamoxifen-10 (Hetero Healthcare Ltd.)
- Tamspar-10 (Dabur Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- UK-Tamoxifen (UK Generic mft.)
- Valodex (Samarth Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.)
- Xifen (VHB Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.)
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
Tamoxifen can be taken with or without food.
If you are taking tamoxifen to reduce your risk of breast cancer, you may need to take your first dose while you are having a menstrual period. You may also need to have a pregnancy test before you start taking tamoxifen, to make sure you are not pregnant. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Use tamoxifen regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. You may need to keep using this medication for up to 5 years.
To make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your doctor may want you to have mammograms and to perform routine breast self exams on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, or cold. Do not freeze.
For patients with breast cancer, the recommended daily dose is 20-40 mg. Dosages greater than 20 mg per day should be given in divided doses (morning and evening). A 20 mg dose of SOLTAMOX™ is administered as 10 mL (equivalent to 2 teaspoons) of the oral solution.
In three single agent adjuvant studies in women, one 10 mg tamoxifen citrate tablet was administered two (ECOG and NATO) or three (Toronto) times a day for two years. In the NSABP B-14 adjuvant study in women with node-negative breast cancer, one 10 mg tamoxifen citrate tablet was given twice a day for at least 5 years. Results of the B-14 study suggest that continuation of therapy beyond five years does not provide additional benefit. In the EBCTCG 1995 overview, the reduction in recurrence and mortality was greater in those studies that used tamoxifen for about 5 years than in those that used tamoxifen for a shorter period of therapy. There was no indication that doses greater than 20 mg per day were more effective. Current data from clinical trials support 5 years of adjuvant tamoxifen citrate therapy for patients with breast cancer.
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
The recommended dose is tamoxifen citrate 20 mg daily for 5 years.
Reduction in Breast Cancer Incidence in High Risk Women
The recommended dose is tamoxifen citrate 20 mg daily for 5 years. There are no data to support the use of tamoxifen citrate other than for 5 years
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